Call for Participation
”Research and Scholarship in African American Studies “
A Forum sponsored by African American Studies Librarians’ Section-ACRL
African American community.
The panel is limited to 4 participants. Please include a brief professional bio. Send proposal to:
AFAS ALA Conference Planning Committee Chair:
ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV (location TBA)
“Diverging Diversities: Plurality in Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Then and Now”
University of South Carolina
June 19-21, 2014
“Global Literature for the Global Child”
United States -China Children’s Literature Symposium
University of South Carolina
June 22-24, 2014
Digital Initiatives Symposium
When: April 9, 2014
Where: University of San Diego
March 15, 2014: Registration deadline
Proposals are now being accepted for the first annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, a day-long event focused on digital elements of library ecosystems and featuring a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting, hosted by Copley Library at the University of San Diego.
The symposium’s inaugural year will focus on digital initiatives and institutional repositories. With the growing popularity of institutional repositories, libraries are looking for new and increasingly diverse ways to integrate them more fully into library and university systems: as platforms for library publishing, as components of research data management plans, and as part of long-term preservation solutions.
- The day will feature two panel discussions and a number of concurrent sessions to explore these and other questions about institutional repositories. We welcome participants from all sizes and types of institutions and at all stages of IR development, from those running robust programs to those just exploring the idea of repositories.
- The symposium will feature two keynote addresses:
Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries
Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University
- The day will end with a bepress Digital Commons user group session. This session will be led by bepress and is intended for people already working with Digital Commons and those interested in learning more.
Call for Papers
Volume editors: Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez.
Pending title: Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia
Series on Critical Multiculturalism in Information Studies
Publisher: Litwin Books, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, http://litwinbooks.com/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31, 2014
Format: Contributions should be approximately 3,000 to 7,000 words, prepared in Word, and should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, notes and bibliography documentation system.
Description: Litwin Books invites original papers for a new volume in its series: Critical Multiculturalism in Information Studies. This edited volume seeks to address the shared experiences of academic librarians of color, i.e. Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans. These experiences are very similar and offer a narrative that explains the lack of librarians of color in academia especially those librarians that have experienced the daunting academic tenure process. We seek contributors involved in the recruitment of librarians of color in the United States and Canada. We especially seek those who are interested in sharing and speaking candidly about their experience of recruitment, tenure, and retention.
This monograph will offer a comprehensive look at the experiences of people of color after the recruitment is over, the diversity box is checked, and the statistics are reported. What are the retention, job satisfaction, and tenure experiences of librarians of color? The authors will look at the history of librarians of color in academia, review of the literature, obstacles, roles, leadership, and the tenure process for those that endure. What are the recruitment and retention methods employed to create a diverse workforce, successes and failures? Finally what are some mentoring strategies that work to make the library environment less exploitative and toxic for librarians of color?
Topic to consider from a theoretical and/or practical perspective:
- Glass ceiling for academic librarians of color
- Stereotypes of academic librarians of color
- Lack of managerial opportunities for librarians of color
- Expectations for librarians of color from our communities
- Expectations from libraries for academic librarians of color
- How librarians of color have collaborated with other units and or teaching faculty
- What does tenure mean for librarians of color?
- What tenure doesn’t mean for librarians of color?
- What can librarians of color do to strengthen the pipeline?
- The importance of mentoring or being a mentee for academic librarians of color
- Issues in retention and promotion for academic librarians of color
- Being the only one or the remaining professional of color hired in a department, or being the vocal one, while other librarians of color are quiet.
- Discrimination and litigation issues
Please send 500-word abstracts and a brief CV with relevant publications by January 31, 2014.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 28, 2014.
Accepted authors should submit articles for review by June 15, 2014.
Deadline for submission of final articles with revisions is July 31, 2014.
Information available at: http://libraryjuicepress.com/librariansofcolor.php
IFLA – Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting Limerick Ireland August 14-15th 2014
Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape Satellite meeting
As librarians we are living in a digital age, a time of relentless change. This changing media landscape together with the rapid growth in information are affecting individuals and societies now more than ever. In order to succeed in what is now a complex, multifaceted information environment; communities and nations must identify and obtain a crucial set of Information Literacy (IL) competencies.
Every day we are confronted with new information and knowledge in different and sometimes challenging forms. The rise of digital and social media tools has brought with it some amazing innovations and immense challenges. IL can help us to seek, critically evaluate and create new information and knowledge to embrace these diverse forms using existing tools and share these through various networks and channels.
IL can create new opportunities to improve quality of life. IL can contribute greatly to lifelong learning. However individuals, organisations and societies must address existing and emerging barriers and challenges to the free and effective use of information- among them limited capacities, resources and infrastructure, a critical need for increased collaboration, censorship, legal barriers and a lack of awareness of the importance of long term information preservation.
Main Themes and Topics We are interested in proposals addressing the following themes and topics such as (but not limited to):
A. Information literacy and lifelong learning in a changing landscape
Information literacy and technological developments (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies ; YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).
Reframing information literacy as meta-literacy (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, cyber wellness)
Developing information literacy skills for the next generation: the complementary roles of librarians, teachers and parents
Workplace information literacy
Information literacy and adult education
Information literacy and the knowledge economy
Information literacy and knowledge management
Information literacy education and training
Information literacy and academic libraries
Information literacy and public libraries
Information literacy and blended learning
Information literacy and distance learning
The future of information literacy
B. Information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.)
Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment
Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
Information literacy and Artificial Intelligence
Information literacy in different cultures and countries
Information literacy evaluation and assessment
Information literacy project management
Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)
Information literacy and information behavior
Information literacy: cultural and contextual approaches
C. Success stories and best practices
Innovative IL approaches
Digital empowerment and reference work
Information literacy and digital preservation
Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
Information literacy across the disciplines
Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice, session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)
Information literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
Information literacy and virtual learning environments
Putting information literacy theory into practice
Student engagement with information literacy
D. Strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for media and information literacy in a digital age
Information literacy policies and development
Leadership and Governance for information literacy
Strategic planning for IL
Cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills
Paper Submission We accept submissions in any of the following forms: Full paper to be published in conference proceedings, Presentation, Roundtable discussion, Poster session, Train-the-trainers workshop, and PechaKucha.
First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Students are also invited to participate.
All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2014 using the Proposal submission form.
Submission of Abstracts and Proposals: February 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2014
Dissemination of final programme: May 1, 2014
Deadline for authors to submit slides: July 21, 2014
Satellite Meeting: August 14-15, 2014
More information See the Conference website for additional details at: http://www.iflasatellitelimerick.com
Please note All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.
No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants The French National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on IFLA Conference Participation Grants webpage (http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/conference-participation-grants).
Miami, Florida – - March 5 – 8, 2014
Submit a 150-400 word abstract for a panel (one for the panel subject and one for each of the 3 or more panelists) and an individual presenter presentation. For a roundtable discussion (at least 4 participants), submit a 500 word abstract for the discussion topic. Panels, presentations and roundtables should explore the experiences and perspectives of African people, locally, nationally, globally or comparatively from interdisciplinary frameworks rooted in the agency of African people. Of particular interest are presentations that approach the discipline of Africana/Black Studies using multi-layered frameworks and mixed methodologies that incorporate various combinations of class, gender, race, and sexuality, through the lens of Afrocentric, cross and multicultural, postmodernist, postcolonial, transnational, comparative, and diasporic interpretative schemes.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE January 11, 2014
AFAS will meet at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA (January 24-28):
Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, January 26, 2014 8:30 a.m.
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
General Membership Meeting
Saturday, January 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Meeting agendas will be available in the AFAS community of ALA Connect (login required).