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(via Suzanne Townsdin, Texas Woman’s University)

Are you looking for a publishing opportunity? Co-editors of the Technology column in Public Services Quarterly are seeking a guest column author for the July-September, 2018 issue. The article submission deadline is May 25, 2018.

The purpose of the Technology column is to examine current and developing technology topics in academic libraries. The column’s focus is creative uses of technology, introductions to new technologies, and critiques of current technologies, their uses, or their future. All topics should be related to Public Services in an academic library setting.

If you are interested in being a guest column author, please send your questions or article proposal to column co-editors, Suzanne Townsdin
(stownsdin@twu.edu) and Susan Whitmer (swhitmer@twu.edu).

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Registration is now open for the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, which will take place in Chicago, IL from March 21-23, 2018. To view the program/schedule and register please visit: https://www.asist.org/rdap

This national conference will feature panel presentations, lightning talks, workshops, and a poster session reception. Managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers will gather to explore topics in the following areas:

  • Data quality: Curation services, Metadata, and Metrics
  • Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
  • FAIR vs. Friction
  • Intersection of Publishing and Data
  • Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
  • Research reproducibility – how data librarians are getting involved

 

We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker: Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, will address the Summit attendees. More information will be forthcoming.  March 23 is our Workshop/Demo day with additional sessions led by data organizations and experts. RDAP is also excited to partner with the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) to publish the RDAP posters and presentations in this peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Keep up with the conversation on Twitter at #RDAP18 and on the RDAP Facebook page. Questions? Please contact RDAP chairs: Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) & Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu)

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(via Linda Bostrom, Illinois Library Association, on behalf of Carol Smallwood)

1.  Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of aspects and angles of the library profession as a creative endeavor, within the library walls and beyond such as being an artist, writer, photographer, editor. Ideas needed that can serve as a foundation, incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well kick-start personal career goals planning. The focus is on library staff professional and personal growth and development, NOT creative programming and services for patrons. Request a helpful tentative Table of Contents.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters; author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary by February 28, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place CRE, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com.

2.  Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action

Book Publisher: McFarland

Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian, Michigan

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights, social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming, professional development, partnerships and outreach–just to name a few.

One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published. Public, school and special librarians, LIS instructors are especially encouraged to submit.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by February 28, 2018, brief bio on each author; place TOL, LAST NAME on subject line to: epsteinsc@gmail.com.

3.  Homeschooling and Libraries

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of aspects and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by February 28, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com.

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(via Camielle Crampsie, University of South Florida)

In the last few decades there has been continuing interest regarding publication expectations of academic librarians. There is a need for more information on motivations and characteristics that might be common to successful academic library researchers as well as analyses of barriers to research. A related area of research looks at how library scholars approach journal selection. Academic librarians are known for their promotion of the open access movement and may provide guidance on negotiating for better access in copyright agreements. But do they practice what they preach?

This study, titled “Academic Librarians: Article Publishing Practices, Support, and Motivations”, will address the following research questions.

  • What characteristics, motivations, institutional supports, and educational opportunities help experienced authors produce ongoing scholarship?
  • In what research skills are academic library authors (both novice and experienced) more or less confident?
  • What do academic library practitioners consider when selecting specific avenues for publication?

Responses to the survey are anonymous. You have the right to withdraw at any time and may skip any question you don’t wish to answer. The estimated time to complete the survey is 20-30 minutes. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Principal Investigator, Tina Neville, at neville@mail.usf.edu. Click here to participate.

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(via Caitlyn Ford, Canadian Health Libraries Association)

The next deadline for submissions to JCHLA/JABSC is Friday, December 1. Submissions will be considered for publication in volume 39, number 1, though publication in that issue cannot be guaranteed.

We welcome submissions in the following formats.

  • research articles
  • review articles
  • program descriptions
  • columns
  • product and book reviews

Please take a look at our Author Guidelines to learn more about the type of content we accept. We look forward to receiving your submissions! Should you have any questions, please contact editor@chla-absc.ca.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Hopefully, many people have been able to attend the regional MLA conferences this fall. They provide a great opportunity to network in a smaller group and to also have some longer discussions with vendor and publisher reps.

Another fall conference tradition is the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisitions. The next one will be November 6-10, 2017. There are a number of health sciences librarians speaking on health sciences collection management and scholarly publishing topics sprinkled in the Charleston Conference program this year, in concurrent sessions, poster sessions, lightning rounds: <https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/full-schedule/>…Here’s a sampling:

Where Are We? Providing Information for the Clinical Enterprise (17th Health Sciences Lively Lunch) <https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/event/CHps/where-are-we-providing-information-for-the-clinical-enterprise-17th-health-sciences-lively-lunch?iframe=yes&w=&sidebar=yes&bg=no> – please RSVP
If you will be at the Charleston Conference and interested in attending the 17th Health Sciences Lively Lunch on Friday @ 12:30 pm, please RSVP. The session is open to all conference goers; the RSVP is so our lunch host, Rittenhouse, can get an accurate head count for the boxed lunch. Come join panelists from three different academic health science libraries and the no holds barred discussion that is an integral part of the session. The RSVP link is embedded in the online schedule: <http://sched.co/CHps> (this year, we’ll cover the academic health sciences library perspective on issues, challenges in serving the information needs of affiliated hospitals and the clinical enterprise…)

Other sessions

*         Check out the panel on publication ethics in which the president of MLA, Barbara Epstein (University of Pittsburgh) will be speaking: <http://sched.co/CCxX>

*         There will be 2 health sciences librarians’ presentations in this lightning round session: <http://sched.co/CHqM> (Prelude to a Health Sciences Library Assessment: Introducing the Woodward Model (Jean Gudenas; Creative acquisition practices for funding clinical resources in an academic health sciences library (Pamela Bradigan, Joe Payne))

*         Here are two sample poster sessions topics < http://sched.co/CHoR>: 21 Impact of Joining EAST on our Health Sciences Library (Frances Foret; Siamak Samiean<https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/event/CHoR/21-impact-of-joining-east-on-our-health-sciences-library?iframe=yes&w=&sidebar=yes&bg=no>) and <http://sched.co/CHor> First Aid for Student Costs: Helping Nursing Faculty Reduce Textbook Purchase Requirements (Lea Leininger<https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/event/CHor/first-aid-for-student-costs-helping-nursing-faculty-reduce-textbook-purchase-requirements?iframe=yes&w=&sidebar=yes&bg=no>)

STM (Scientific, Technical, Medical) publishers actively participate in presentations, too. And so much more.

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(via Andrea Duda, University of California–Santa Barbara)

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (http://www.istl.org/) publishes refereed and board approved articles, columns, and webliographies of interest to the sci-tech librarian community in a platinum open access format; there are no page charges and no subscription fees.  In order to provide readers with free access to our content, we rely on an active and dedicated editorial board.

If you’ve always wanted to support sustainable, open-access scholarly literature, here is your chance!  We seek two new members for our board, beginning February 2018, to serve as assistant editors for refereed articles.

Once manuscripts have been peer reviewed, the assistant editor collaborates with the Refereed Articles Editor and works with authors to develop finished articles that are clear and engaging.  The editors ensure that the authors address suggestions made by reviewers and implement ISTL style and formatting conventions.

Appointments to the board are three years in length and renewable.  Membership in STS is required. Applications should include a cover letter, vita, and publications bibliography.  Research and writing samples are welcomed.

Submit applications by e-mail with appropriate attachments to Andrea L. Duda, ISTL Editor, at duda@library.ucsb.edu. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2017.  Applicants will be informed of the results of their candidacies after the ALA Midwinter Meeting, February 2018. Please contact Andrea Duda for more information.

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(via Alexandra Rivera–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

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 2017***
Nominations:  October 31, 2017
Submissions:  November 14, 2017

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

http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Megan Hodge at mlhodge@gmail.com and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra atscrippsl@gvsu.edu.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit 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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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI, on behalf of the “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further” project team) 

Are you a librarian interested in learning more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Register now to attend a day-long text mining workshop for librarians, at Northwestern University Library in Evanston, IL, on Wednesday, October 25. This workshop will be led by instructors from the IMLS-funded project “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources” (DDRF). DDRF provides a workshop curriculum that teaches library and information professionals to concepts and methods in text mining and related digital scholarship methods, with a focus on the tools and data from the HathiTrust Research Center. The aims of the DDRF workshops are to empower librarians to become more conversant in digital scholarship and engage with digital projects at their institutions.

Here are some of the exciting things about which you can expect to learn at a DDRF workshop.

  • building a corpus of texts in a HTRC Workset, and using it to conduct text analysis on your collection of works
  • gathering data through web scraping;
  • cleaning data, dirty OCR, and clean OCR;
  • using Python for text mining;
  • topic modeling and other approaches for text analysis.

This free workshop will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST, with a break for lunch. All are encouraged to attend, and no experience with DDRF is necessary. Seating will be limited, so please register soon. Updates and room directions will be sent to registrants, and you can go here for more information about the workshops.  If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Geoff Morse, at gmorse@northwestern.edu, or htrc_workshop@library.illinois.edu.

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(via Meghan Sitar–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The ACRL Instruction Section is seeking a Publication Editor. This volunteer position provides final-round editing for IS publications. The position is intended to ensure that IS publications are consistent, professional, and polished, and that they reflect well on IS and on ACRL. This position is also intended to remove some of the burden of detail editing from IS committees or individuals, freeing them to focus more of their energy on a document’s content. The duties and responsibilities of the Publication Editor include:

  • ensuring correct and consistent Chicago citation style
  • final copy-editing as needed (i.e. grammar, punctuation, etc. according to Chicago)
  • final proofreading as needed (i.e. factual accuracy, clarity, etc.)

Please see the full description for more details.

Interested in being considered? Please submit a letter of interest outlining your experience and knowledge applicable to the position, a curriculum vitae or résumé, and samples of relevant work to IS Vice Chair, Meghan Sitar, at msitar@umich.edu. Deadline for applications is Friday December 1. Applicants will be notified after the ALA Midwinter meeting.

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