Call for papers and book reviews: LOEX Quarterly

From Library Orientation and Exchange (LOEX), a pretty constant call for proposals.

“Reach out to the LOEX membership and share your instruction ideas and innovations. The focus is on substantive, but practical articles, so do not miss an opportunity to share with others your interesting programs, experiences, ideas or insights. Submissions are relatively short: between 700-1500 words. Email if you have any questions. Deadline for the next issue: June 30, 2011.”

Anyone interested in working on getting some newsletter publications in this summer? Let me know…I’m a willing partner for this fast kind of stuff 🙂 Amy

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CFP: Visual Literacy Standards Task Force

Do you work with students on projects involving images and visual media? Do you teach image research, analysis, evaluation, or citation skills, or are you looking for ways to incorporate visual literacy instruction into the curriculum? We would like to hear from you!


The ACRL/IRIG visual Literacy Standards Task Force has recently released draft ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. We are looking for educators interested in testing implementation of parts of the draft Standards, then presenting about the experience at ALA 2011 in New Orleans. We are seeking proposals that outline your ideas for implementing parts of the Standards, and using the Standards as tools for pursuing visual literacy with college and university students. We welcome all proposals from individuals or teams, and especially encourage submissions from librarians, faculty, archivists, curators, educational technologists, visual resources professionals, and others with experience working with students and visual materials in higher education.


Proposals should include:

  • Your name, title, and institution
  • A brief statement about your interest or experience with visual literacy
  • The Standard(s) or Performance Indicator(s) from the draft ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education you would like to implement
  • A general description of the student population and course, assignment, or setting where you plan to incorporate visual literacy learning outcomes from the draft Standards
  • Some of your ideas for implementation strategies, possibly including ideas for learning objects or instructional materials, classroom activities, online resources, or assessment methods


Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2011

Send proposals to: Joanna Burgess at


Accepted participants will:

  • Test implementation of one or more Performance Indicator(s) from the draft ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
  • Develop and use one or more learning objects (worksheet, tutorial, web page, activity, etc) in the implementation process
  • Assess student learning based on the Performance Indicator(s) and associated Learning Outcomes selected for implementation
  • Reflect on successes and challenges of the implementation process
  • Discuss your experiences with the ACRL/IRIG Visual Literacy Standards Task Force and provide feedback on the draft Standards
  • Give a 10-minute presentation describing your experiences in the ALA Annual 2011 session “Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education: Introducing a new interdisciplinary information literacy standard for 21st century learners” in New Orleans on Sunday, June 26, 2011, including a handout with the learning object or supporting materials and the assessment method used


Ideas for possible Performance Indicators to implement (see the draft Standards document for associated Learning Outcomes and more ideas):


The visually literate student…


  • identifies a variety of image sources, materials, and types (Standard One, Performance Indicator 2)
  • conducts effective image searches (Standard Two, Performance Indicator 2)
  • situates an image in its cultural, social, and historical contexts (Standard Three, Performance Indicator 2)
  • evaluates the effectiveness and reliability of images as visual communications (Standard Four, Performance Indicator 2)
  • uses technology effectively to work with images (Standard Five, Performance Indicator 2)
  • produces images for a range of projects and scholarly uses (Standard Six, Performance Indicator 1)
  • understands many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding images and visual media (Standard Seven, Performance Indicator 1)


Please contact Joanna Burgess ( or Denise Hattwig ( with any questions. For more information about the draft Visual Literacy Standards development process, please see the project blog at


We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Joanna Burgess
Reed College


Denise Hattwig
University of Washington

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CFP for a peer reviewed Virtual Poster Session!

Amy Fry suggested this CFP–I am intrigued by the format.

Are you offering Reference or Instruction services through social media streams such as text messaging, Twitter, or Facebook? Have you evaluated those services to determine their success? Have you applied assessment measures to the transactions or the service as a whole? What methodologies and tools are you using to evaluate? Do traditional methods work? Are you collecting data and reviewing transactions? How are you using the analysis of these services? Have they helped justify additional social media services or identify patron needs?

The Management of Electronic Resources and Services (MERS) Committee and Public Libraries (PL) Committee of RUSA MARS invite you to share your successes and challenges with a Virtual Poster Session. We seek virtual posters which describe how libraries are evaluating and assessing social media reference in their library.

Social media services may include text, Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, FourSquare, or any other new wave of social interaction used to provide Reference service. Evaluation methods can include statistical analysis, patron surveys, transcript analysis, use of standards and guidelines, interface usability testing, or any other method or combination of methods that the library uses to evaluate its service.

Submissions will be subject to a peer review selection process. Accepted posters will be mounted on the American Library Association (ALA) web site before the ALA 2011 Annual Conference and will be announced at the conference.
Presenters will be asked to participate in on-line discussions of their posters through the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) blog (

To apply, please send the following information to MERS Chair Valerie Boulos at
Primary Contact:
Names of Additional Authors and Their Affiliations:
Poster Session Title:
Abstract (150-200 words):
Proposals will be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern, Friday, March 4, 2011.
Authors of selected proposals will be contacted by e-mail by March 18, 2011.

Virtual posters can be submitted as Web pages, PowerPoint presentations, or
other formats which can be mounted on the Web. Completed virtual posters must
be submitted to the committee by April 22, 2011. The committee will review the posters and work with the creators on any suggested edits needed for clarity and to comply with ALA and other guidelines.

Questions? Please contact the MERS Chair, Valerie Boulos at

MERS (Management of Electronic Resources and Services ) and PL (Public
Libraries) are committees of the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference
Section in the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA).

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CFP from Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Call for Papers
Journal of Scholarly Publishing targets the unique issues facing the scholarly publishing industry today. It is the indispensable resource for academics and publishers that addresses the new challenges resulting from changes in technology, funding and innovations in publishing. In serving the wide-ranging interests of the international academic publishing community, JSP provides a balanced look at the issues and concerns, from solutions to everyday publishing problems to commentary on the philosophical questions at large.

JSP welcomes cutting-edge articles and essays for consideration which address issues surrounding the publishing world in a time of great change. Materials for publication may be from either an academic or a practitioner perspective but should contribute to the current publishing debate. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Please send submissions as a Word document to:

Tom Radko, Editor
For submission guidelines, visit:

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CFP: Ohio Learning Network Spring Colloquium

Ohio Learning Network Hosts First Annual Spring Colloquium!

The Ohio Learning Network invites higher education faculty, staff and administrators to attend the First Annual OLN Spring Colloquium, April 11-12, 2011 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Learning Network Colloquium: Best Practices Using Technology for Teaching, Learning and Student Services will provide opportunities for Ohio Higher Education Institutions to share best practices for using technology in the general areas of Student Services and Teaching and Learning. As eLearning in Ohio continues to grow, the need for additional eStudent Services and re-tooled academic pedagogies require educators to adapt and adopt new practices in the classroom and beyond. Learn about best practices, administration, new strategies, and what works and what doesn’t from your colleagues around the state.

OLN seeks interactive and engaging proposals in five different presentation modes.  Visit to review the Request for Proposals (RFP). Proposal submissions will be accepted until February 14, 2011 and accepted presenters will be notified by March 1, 2011.

Online registration for the First Annual OLN Spring Colloquium will be available in February via the colloquium web site: . Visit the colloquium web site for additional information.

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Ohio INOV8: CFP Due January 31, 2011

The Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) is pleased to announce that the 2011 Spring Workshop, INOV8: Revitalizing Distance Learning, is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011, at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. The workshop will focus on ways to revitalize your approach to distance learning by looking at current practices, emerging technologies and trends, and possibilities for the future.

We are accepting proposals for presentations that will motivate and inspire our distance learning colleagues. We especially welcome submissions that feature innovative use of freely available technologies, successful strategies for connecting to our students and faculty, or tips for librarianship in learning management systems or online courses.

Proposals should be 250-400 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s), as well as links to any publicly viewable electronic materials referenced.  The DLIG Planning Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 31, 2011.

For more details or to submit a proposal, please email:
Christina Bonner at and Kathleen Pickens-French at

Christina L. Bonner, Ph.D., M.L.I.S.

Head, Library Reference & Instruction Services

Ohio Dominican University Library

1216 Sunbury Road | Columbus, OH 43219

614.251.4585 |

For Reference & Research Assistance: 614.251.4754 |

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CFP: Deadline extended for Ohio Valley Tech Service Lib Conference (deadline Dec 3 2010)

Deadline for proposals extended to December 3, 2010.


Call for Proposals:

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2011 Conference
Technical Services Renaissance
Miami University, Oxford, OH
May 15-17, 2011

Description: In this time of turmoil for libraries, some Technical Services librarians are building a foundation for the future. Some study past successes and failures to guide future decisions and actions. Others apply current tools and concepts to reinvent existing services and to create innovative new services more relevant to today’s information environment. Finally, some are creating entirely new concepts and paradigms that will help drive the future of libraries. The foundation we are building will support a rebirth of function, form and purpose — a Technical Services Renaissance.

Keynote speakers: Karen Coyle, Librarian and Consultant, and Susan Gibbons, Vice Provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

The Conference Program Committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas related to technical services librarianship including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are encouraged to think about where we are headed and where we want to go and to share work in areas on the leading edge of librarianship. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

•    Approaches to metadata creation, reuse and interoperability
•    Approaches to training
•    Authority control in open source repository platforms
•    Automation / technology assisted cataloging and metadata creation
•    Cloud based solutions
•    Collaboration within and outside the library
•    Digital library projects
•    Digital object curation and preservation
•    Discovery and access
•    Emerging roles for technical services / technical services librarians
•    Integration of metadata creation with traditional cataloging workflows
•    Linked data publishing and applications
•    Local documentation practices
•    Network level data management
•    New staffing models
•    Role of Technical Services in open access and scholarly communication
•    Patron driven acquisitions and services
•    Role of the catalog
•    Special formats cataloging
•    Strategies for working with limited budgets and resources
•    Use and development of open source tools and platforms
•    Vendor relations

Participants are invited to submit proposals that report on recent research, address emerging trends, or showcase new tools, services and projects. Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length including time for questions.

Submissions for presentations, workshops and panel sessions will be considered in addition to specific proposals to lead sessions in non-traditional formats (birds of a feather, lighting rounds, free-for-all forums, unconferences).

Submit the following information at by December 3, 2010:

*   Title
*   Abstract (no longer than 250 words)
*   Names, affiliations, and contact information of all presenters
*   Primary contact for presenters
*   Format (presentation, lightning round, workshop, etc.)
*   Equipment and other special needs

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 1, 2011. For more information, please contact Jody Perkins at

The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

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Call for presenters: midwinter *virtual* discussion forum

Not sure anyone would be interested in this, but thought I’d post anyway!


11AM-12noon PST/12-1PM MST/1-2PM CST/2-3PM EST

Are you interested in presenting at Midwinter but won’t be able to make it to sunny San Diego? Sharing your experiences with fellow members in the Arts Section’s *virtual* Discussion Forum is a great way to participate!

* Presentations can be on any topic pertaining to the arts or design. It can be a project that you are currently working on or research you are engaged in.
* There is no requirement for presenters to register for Midwinter nor do presenters need to be Arts Section members to participate. Everyone is welcome!
* Presenters need to be available on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2-3PM EST. Each presentation will be 10-15 minutes with a short Q&A after.

Email your proposals to me Yen Tran ( The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 3rd. Chosen presenters will be notified shortly after. If you have questions, please contact me. Thank you!

Yen Tran
Chair, ACRL Arts Section Publications & Research Committee
805-493-3092 |

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CFP: J. of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy (due 11/30/10)

From Jane Rosser, via my Learning Community:

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, invites submissions for a special issue on Teaching Digital. Transformations is a journal that invites college teachers to take pedagogy seriously as a topic of scholarly writing. The CFP is attached and pasted in below as well. Please forward it to others who might be interested.

Guest Editor: Mary McAleer Balkun

The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000 – 10,000 words) and media reviews (books, film, video, performance, art, music, etc. – 3,000 to 5,000 words) that explore the uses of digital media in all pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspectives.

Submissions should explore the application or impact of any form of digital media on teaching and learning, including but not restricted to digital/digitized materials, specific software, social media, virtual environments, audio or visual media, and the internet. We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogical praxis and/or pedagogical theory.

Possible topics for pedagogy-related articles:

Teaching digital media as a subject Distance Learning
Digital texts Mapping software/ Social geography
Creation of new knowledge Collaboration
Virtual worlds Digital storytelling
Unintended consequences of using digital media Authorial/ Ownership issues
Creative commons Ethics and digital media
Access issues Social media/social networking
Technologies of plagiarism Libraries in the digital age
Email and the historical record Politics of knowledge
Globalization and digital media Faculty development
Portability of learning materials Censorship/ Self censorship
Class/race/gender and digital media Digital media and the arts
Personal vulnerability in the digital world Creating digital media
Immediacy/Ubiquity of information Discipline shifts

Deadline: November 30, 2010

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PRIMO Call for Submissions

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO:
Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Fall 2010***

Nominations: October 31, 2010
Submissions: November 14, 2010

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs David Wilson at and Carol Spector at

**Important note**
All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. We experienced problems with the database during the last round of submissions and reviews; therefore, if you submitted a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

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