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(via Ariel Orlov, Adler University)

The Chicago Distance Library Services Group is calling for presenter submissions for a Tech Tools Lightning Round to be held on Thursday, July 13, at Adler University in Chicago, IL. Share the free or inexpensive tech tools you use to reach distance or online library users! Tell us about the problems these tools have helped you solve, and share examples of your process or projects.

 Speakers should expect to speak for no longer than 10 minutes, with a few minutes reserved for questions. For consideration, submit proposals to our online submission form by Friday, June 30.

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(via Seangill Peter Bae, Princeton University)

The IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section Standing Committee is revising the International Resource Sharing and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure. The document was last revised in 2009, and we believe it is the time to review the contents to reflect the current international or global resource-sharing landscape. As the first step of the revision process, we wish to ask your comments and suggestions on the current version of the document. To facilitate the process, we have prepared an online survey form in which you can provide us your thoughts, section by section.  The form is available here, until Friday, June 30.

Once the committee collects the suggestions, we will work on a draft of revised guidelines and later we will have a second public survey on the draft. Please feel free to the Information Coordinator or the Standing Committee members, if you have any question or concerns on the Guidelines. In addition, if the online survey form does not work with you, you can always send us your comments via e-mail.

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(via Julie Martin, Northeast Document Conservation Center)

Registration is open for the 2017 Digital Directions Conference. The meeting will take place from Monday, August 21, to Wednesday, August 23. The theme of this year’s event, “Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections”, will cover everything from digital project planning, rights and responsibilities, and digitizing A-V materials, to metadata basics and digital-storage considerations.

The Digital Directions Conference is geared toward professionals at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, town and city clerks and other government agencies, tribal entities, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Students and independent professionals welcome! Whether you are just getting started on a digitization project or need a refresher on best practices, this two and a half day program will give you the big picture.

The deadline to register is Thursday, August 10. Go here to reserve your seat.

 

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(via Yen Tran, San Jose State University)

ACRL Press is planning to publish a book titled Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students. Editors Ngoc-Yen Tran & Silke Higgins invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. The book will focus on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters in support of the aforementioned student populations.

  • research or case studies on such topics as who your students are and what needs or struggles they face
  • research or in-depth case studies on the application of learning theories (such as Social Cognitive Learning Theory or Educational Gaming Theory)–topics might include best practices for instruction, outreach, or collection development; overcoming language and access barriers; developing meaningful relationships with peers and faculty; and balancing school, work, and general life responsibilities

Submission Procedure

Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, a writing sample, and a list of previous publications (if applicable), tolib.learning.theories@gmail.com by Monday, June 19. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you believe are relevant. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Friday, July 7. If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample. Writing samples from multiple authors may be submitted, however, if it is felt that doing so will create a better representation of the group’s work.

This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due September 30, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.

For additional information, contact the editors: Ngoc-Yen Tran, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, at yen.tran@sjsu.edu; and Silke Higgins, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, at silke.higgins@sjsu.edu.

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(via the American Library Association)

The iSchool at Illinois seeks nominations for the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 1. Given annually, the award acknowledges individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas. Granted to those who have resisted censorship or efforts to abridge the freedom of individuals to read or view materials of their choice, the award may be in recognition of a particular action or a long-term interest in and dedication to the cause of intellectual freedom.

The Downs Award was established in 1969 by the iSchool’s faculty to honor Dean Emeritus Robert B. Downs, a champion of intellectual freedom, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary as director of the School. Previous winners have included Wendy Campbell (2016) for her work in increasing cultural awareness in her community; HP Kids Read (2015) for its work in support of freedom to read at the Highland Park (TX) High School; the staff and board of trustees of the Orland Park (IL) Public Library (2014) for the defense of their policy to not filter adult Internet access in the library; DaNae Leu (2013) for her efforts to keep a controversial picture book on the shelves of her elementary school library; and Librotraficante (2012) for its efforts to oppose the censorship of ethnic and cultural studies materials in Arizona.

Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO Publishing Company, provides an honorarium to the Downs Award recipient and co-hosts the reception held in honor of the recipient. The reception and award ceremony for the 2017 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award will take place in February 2018 during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Letters of nomination and documentation about the nominee should be sent by October 1 to Associate Professor Terry Weech, either by email at weech@illinois.edu, with a copy to ischool-dean@illinois.edu, or in paper form to:

Associate Professor Terry Weech
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Please e-mail any questions to Associate Professor Terry Weech.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

We hear a lot about how to handle difficult patrons, cybersecurity, and protecting patron data. However, other areas of security and privacy often get overlooked.  Have you thought about your library’s equipment and even the building itself?

Join Amigos Library Services on September 21, for the online conference “Privacy and Security for Today’s Library”, where we will explore why security and privacy is currently a hot topic for libraries. Has your library addressed issues related to the wide spectrum of security and privacy? If so, would you share your story in a 45-minute session? We are interested in presenters from public, academic, and special libraries. For the opportunity to speak at our online conference, please submit your proposal by Friday, July 7. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; it’s easy, and we are happy to train you and provide technical support during your presentation. Submit your proposal here.

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(via Dr. Sian Brannon, University of North Texas)

The International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, Library and Information Professionals, and users from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management. ICKM 2017 will be held in Dallas, Texas, from Wednesday, October 25, to Friday, October 27, and it will be hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association. The main theme of the conference is “Big Data in the Big D”. More information about the Big Data track is below.

Big Data in Libraries

Libraries have long history of dealing with big data. Even though libraries were mainly concerned with published material, they also generated and managed other types of data related to various traditional functions such as material acquisition, material usages, card catalogues logs, reference services and so on. Libraries also used data analysis and data analytics to analyze patron usage of the collection. They are using it today to understand material and collection usage to determine rising cost of library subscription to digital services provided by publisher and content providers. Today, libraries have no choice but to work with digital collections and data sets generated by research projects or internal operations within the organization. The long-term curation of such valuable digital data can only be libraries and information centers. This means libraries will have to develop the needed expertise and organization need to make the necessary resources available to libraries. To navigate this new and ever-evolving scholarly communication ecosystem, the track on big data in Libraries will focus on the following broader areas.

  • library management and innovation in the big data era
  • big data and the data management challenge
  • big data and digital libraries
  • knowledge repositories and data warehousing
  • digital curation and data management
  • big data curation
  • documents and records management
  • archival management and web archiving
  • library in the age of digital media

Submission Deadlines

full papers and poster submissions: Saturday, July 1
practitioners and work-in-progress presentations (abstracts submission): Saturday, July 1
notification of acceptance: Saturday, July 15
final camera-ready for full papers submission: Monday, August 15

For more information about the Conference, including the other tracks for submitting papers, please go here.

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(via Yen Tran, San Jose State University)

ACRL Press is planning to publish a book titled Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students. Editors Ngoc-Yen Tran & Silke Higgins invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. The book will focus on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters in support of the aforementioned student populations.

  • research or case studies on such topics as who your students are and what needs or struggles they face
  • research or in-depth case studies on the application of learning theories (such as Social Cognitive Learning Theory or Educational Gaming Theory)–topics might include best practices for instruction, outreach, or collection development; overcoming language and access barriers; developing meaningful relationships with peers and faculty; and balancing school, work, and general life responsibilities

Submission Procedure

Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, a writing sample, and a list of previous publications (if applicable), here by Monday, June 19. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you believe are relevant. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Friday, July 7. If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample. Writing samples from multiple authors may be submitted, however, if it is felt that doing so will create a better representation of the group’s work.

This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due September 30, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.

For additional information, contact the editors: Ngoc-Yen Tran, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, at yen.tran@sjsu.edu; and Silke Higgins, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, at silke.higgins@sjsu.edu.

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(via Mark Aaron Polger, College of Staten Island)

There’s still time to submit your own proposal for a session at LMCC17. The call for proposals is open  through 11:00 PM CST on Friday, June 9. This year, we are collecting proposal submissions to fill our seven selected tracks.

  • the marketing cycle
  • user-centered design
  • all things media
  • PR campaigns
  • engaging your audience
  • strategic partnerships
  • data-driven decision-making

Learn more about each track, and how to submit a proposal, here. We need your ideas, experiences, best practices, and insights, so submit those proposals now!

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference is the only event designed exclusively for people who do library marketing and communications (MarCom) work. It’s time to register for #LMCC17, which will be November 16–17 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas (in Addison, TX). Join us to attend a variety of sessions and network with your library MarCom peers. Our conference has sold out in the past, and while we’ve moved to a bigger hotel to accommodate more library professionals, you’ll want to ensure your spot as soon as possible! Early-bird registration (available until July 28) is $349; regular registration is $425.

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Tech Tools Lightning Round Call for Proposals

(via Ariel Orlov, Adler University)

The Chicago Distance Library Services Group is calling for presenter submissions for a Tech Tools Lightning Round, to be held on Thursday, July 13, at Adler University in Chicago. Share the free or inexpensive tech tools you use to reach distance or online library users! Tell us about the problems these tools have helped you solve, and share examples of your process or projects.

Speakers should expect to speak for no longer than 10 minutes, with a few minutes reserved for questions. For consideration, submit a proposal by Friday, June 23.

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