Friday, November 27, 2009

CFP - Netspeed 2010

The Alberta Library (TAL) invites proposals for conference sessions at Netspeed 2010, to be held October 20-22, 2010, in Edmonton, AB.

Netspeed is a conference for librarians and library technical staff that serves to highlight new technologies. Sessions cover a variety of topics including emerging tech trends, newly implemented technology, tech “how to’s” and the impact these have on the library community. Are you testing out a new technology? Using an old technology in a new way? Share with us your successes and your not-quite successes!

Proposals for conference and pre-conference sessions are welcome, as are suggestions for speakers and topics. All submissions must be received by February 5, 2010.

Session proposals should include:

* Session title.
* Brief abstract (max 250 words).
* Brief summary of speaker's experience with the topic.
* Contact information for all speakers.

Please e-mail session proposals and ideas by February 5, 2010 to
Thank you for considering being part of Netspeed 2010!

CFP - Re-Visiting the Lower East Side

Call for Proposals: Re-Visiting the Lower East Side: A NYMASA Summer Institute

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMSA) invites proposals for participants in a summer institute from June 14th to June 18th, on the theme Re-visiting the Lower East Side. This weeklong series for educators will allow participants to visit and re-visit New York's Lower East Side (LES). It will focus on the history of the LES as a site of immigration, urban development, architecture, commerce, and art as well as a site of fantasy and cultural tourism. Almost as long as immigrants and internal migrants have flooded into the LES to settle, survive, and create communities, readers and tourists have been curious enough about the LES to allow a culture of real and virtual cultural tourism to be sustained. The LES has been commercial as a neighborhood and has been commercialized for those not living there. The seminar will explore both aspects of LES history. The seminar will be interdisciplinary in nature, hoping to draw participants from immigration studies, urban studies, American studies, sociology, history, literature, theatre, women studies and other fields.

The institute is designed to bring together 15 scholars and teachers from the New York metropolitan area to engage in the study of the Lower East Side. Our goal is to create an academic community that studies, reads about, and walks through the Lower East Side.

One segment of the institute will include visits to partnering organizations such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the New-York Historical Society, and the Ellis Island Museum, in-depth tours of their exhibits, and discussions with curators about the issues that arise out of preserving histories of immigration in an area that bears the weight of so much personal and cultural memory. In visiting these cultural institutions, we hope to revisit not just the Lower East Side itself, but the narratives that have grown up around it. The rest of the week will be taken up with seminar-style discussions of shared reading and writing workshops in which participants can present their own work and gain valuable peer analysis of their research in the field.

The instituted is sponsored by an American Studies Association Regional Chapters grant and hosted by Hunter College, CUNY. The cost of the week will be $100, and will partly cover breakfasts and lunches and admission to all cultural events. NYMASA is not able to provide accommodations for participants.

Proposals should include: a current cv; a writing sample, ideally on a relevant topic (scholarly, pedagogical, or creative writing are equally acceptable); and a cover letter outlining the applicant's interest in the institute, current project, and possible intellectual contributions to the group. Please send two copies of all materials by January 31st, 2010 to Sarah Chinn, English Department, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

The institute is open to educators of all kinds, including doctoral students and college and university faculty; K-12 teachers are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact either Sarah Chinn at or Hildegard Hoeller at

CFP - Celebration of Latino Children's Literature Conference

National 3rd Annual Celebration of Latino Children's Literature Conference: Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos
from Dolores' List of CFPs
The University of Alabama's School of Library and Information Studies is pleased to announce the National 3rd Annual Celebration of Latino Children's Literature Conference: Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos to be held in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23-24, 2010. This exclusive conference was created for the purpose of promoting high-quality children's literature about the Latino cultures and to offer a forum for librarians, educators, researchers, and students to openly discuss strategies for meeting the informational, educational, and literacy needs of Latino children and their families. Featuring nationally-acclaimed Latino literacy scholars and award-winning Latin@ authors and illustrators of children's books, this Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos conference is truly an unforgettable experience.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: In keeping with the idea of celebrating Latino children's literature and creating intercultural connections, we invite poster and program proposals that contribute to and extend existing knowledge in the following areas: Latino children's literature, bilingual education, Latino family involvement in the school curriculum, Latino cultural literacy, library services to Latino children and their families, literacy programs utilizing Latino children's literature, educational needs of Latino children, educational opportunities and collaborations with El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), Latino children's responses to culturally-responsive literature, social influences of children's media on Latino youth, and other related topics. Presentations and posters can share recent research or provide practical suggestions for current or preservice librarians and educators.

PROGRAM PROPOSALS: To submit your program proposal, please provide the following information: a 250 word (maximum) abstract of your presentation along with the program title; the name of the program organizer; the names of all presenters and their affiliations along with their preferred contact phone, email, and address; and your preferred presentation day (Friday or Saturday) to conference chair Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo at Please be sure to put "program proposal" in your subject heading.

POSTER PROPOSALS: To submit your poster proposal, please provide the following information: the title of your poster; a 200 word (maximum) abstract of your poster; the subject of your poster (choose Literature/Media Studies, Programs & Services in Libraries, Educational & Literacy Strategies, or Exemplary Programs); your name and affiliation; and your preferred contact phone, email, and address to conference chair Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo at Please be sure to put "poster proposal" in your subject heading.

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 19th, 2010 with notification of acceptance by February 28th, 2010. Conference registration begins January 2010. Additional conference information will be available at that time via the conference website:

If you need additional information about the conference, please contact me at
Jaime Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D.
Assistant & Foster-EBSCO Endowed Professor
School of Library & Information Studies
University of Alabama
513 Gorgas Library - Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252
Phone: (205) 348-1518
Fax: (205) 348-3746

CFP - Feminism in Action

Feminism in Action :The 22nd Annual Conference on Women and Gender
from Dolores' List of CFPs
Call for Sessions

Feminism in Action
The 22nd Annual Conference on Women and Gender
at the University of Connecticut, Storrs
Friday, March 26, 2010
Presented by the University of Connecticut Women's Studies Program

This Conference will focus on the diverse, intersecting and even
contradictory ways that we practice (and at times fail to practice)
feminism through pedagogy, activism, art, scholarship and daily life .
The Conference committee is seeking proposals for papers, workshops,
artwork, performances, films, poster sessions, and other contributions
that raise more questions than provide answers about the struggles,
rewards and complexities of practicing feminism in a white patriarchal
world. The committee is particularly interested in local and community
action workshops and innovative modes of presentation that challenge
conventional conference dynamics such as using multimedia,
constructivist pedagogy, open space technology, engaging audience
participation, and enhancing opportunities for dialogue and feedback
during the conference day.

Sessions are generally 75 minutes and consist of either a complete panel
as submitted or 2 - 3 separate papers. We hope particularly to highlight
the work of UConn students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
and those from other regional institutions.

For more information and the Call PDF, please visit the Women's Studies

Questions can be directed to

Review of submissions will begin on December 15, 2009.

Kathleen Labadorf, Liaison Librarian, Women's Studies
Undergraduate Services/Reference Librarian
University of Connecticut Libraries

CFP - "The Arts & Activism: Equality for All"

The Arts & Activism: Equality for All
from Dolores' List of CFPs
Call for Proposals:

5th Annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference

"The Arts & Activism: Equality for All"

On Thursday, March 18th, 2010 the Women's Studies Program at California University of PA is hosting the fifth-annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference.

The conference is interdisciplinary, attracting students, scholars, professionals, and members of the community through the collection of assorted perspectives and theories. The conference focus for this year will be the visual/performing arts. Conference papers and presentations will inform, raise awareness, and motivate presenters and attendees to take action for change. Our theme, "The Arts & Activism: Equality for All," is seeking submissions from presenters with knowledge and/or expertise in the visual or performing arts, whose work utilizes a social justice or social activist lens, addressing issues of equality and identity, in the areas of race, class, gender, sexual orientation or identity, ethnicity, or other related topics.

This year's keynote speakers will be "The Guerrilla Girls." These are "feminist masked avengers" similar to the anonymous do-gooders like Batman, Robin Hood and Wonder Woman. By incorporating facts, humor and outrageous visuals, these women have highlighted some of the issues that exist in today's society, including: sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture.

We are interested in proposals representing diverse perspectives and theories that relate to the conference theme. The conference is open to both scholarly presentations and demonstrations. We welcome a variation of presentation formats, including: paper presentations, lecture demonstrations, lecture recitals, panel and roundtable discussions. Generally, presentations follow a panel format, with each speaker presenting for 15 minutes followed at the end with 15 minutes discussion. The format can be flexible according to submissions. If the material for the presentation requires more time in the program, this should be mentioned in the proposal. All proposal submissions should include: 1) a 300-word (or less) abstract explaining the paper/presentation and how it addresses one or more of the focus areas of the conference; 2) a resume or curriculum vitae; 3) Specific technical equipment needed for the presentation.

Please send all submissions to:

Dr. Marta McClintock-Comeaux at with the subject line "2010 Women's Conference." The deadline for submissions is December 4, 2009.



A collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and
Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Center invites applications for its RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS for 2010-2011 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from artists, community organizers and political activists, both local and international. Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility, faculty library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. Research Associate applications are accepted for either a semester or the academic year. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Research Associateships are non-stipendiary. We accept about 15-18 Research Associates per year.

Applicants should submit a project proposal (up to 4 pages), curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and on-line application cover form. Applications received by February 8 (including letters of recommendation) will receive full consideration. Submit all applications to: Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075-6406. Deadline is February 8, 2010. For further information, contact the Center at TEL 413.538.2275, FAX 413.538.3121, email, website:

Fellowship - A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management

A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is soliciting applications for the A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management for 2010. The fellowship is awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in the early stages of graduate school who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management. The amount of the award is $10,000, and applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. For applications and additional information, please go to

Fellowship - Mary Baker Eddy Library

Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library
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Applications now available for Summer 2010 Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students.

The Library's newly public collections, centered on the papers of Mary Baker Eddy and records documenting the history of Christian Science, offer scholars countless opportunities for original research. A select list of such resources includes: Mary Baker Eddy's scrapbooks and copybooks; household account ledgers and receipts; a fully-indexed file of newspapers clippings that date to the late nineteenth century; Eddy's sermons and lectures; an extensive historic photograph collection; architectural records; early histories of branch Churches of Christ, Scientist; and Eddy's voluminous correspondence and manuscript material, which offer opportunities for new analyses of her life and ideas. Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) authored a ground-breaking book on science, theology, and healing titled Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, a publishing society, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Stipend provided. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 8, 2010. For further information about the Library's holdings and the fellowship program, including the application and instructions, please go to or contact 617-450-7316,

CFP - Vampires

Southeastern Women Studies Association 2010: Cultural Productions, Gender and Activism
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Southeastern Women Studies Association 2010: Cultural Productions,
Gender and Activism

Looking for individuals for panel focusing on vampires in popular culture

Potential Proposal:

We are currently interested in finding additional members for a panel
discussion whom are interested in critical cultural studies, feminist
analysis and textual analysis of media. We are aiming to investigate the
vampire revival within popular cultural emergence through cultural
productions of text, films, television, books etc. Various
methodologies are
welcomed with a feminist focus as well as all the formation of an
interdisciplinary based discussion.

Please send brief abstract of paper proposal by November 30th.

Thank you for your time -

Emily Cittadino

CFP - Surviving and Thriving in the Recession

Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians

Book publisher: Neal-Schuman

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010; Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010; Thinking Outside the Book, McFarland 2008. Some others are Peter Lang, Libraries Unlimited, Linworth, Scarecrow. For more background:

Afterword: Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin, Past President of the American Library Association, Director/ Founder, If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything Reading Club.
Contributor, Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on how librarians are handling the recession. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, by librarians in the trenches based on experience using creativity and innovation. A sample will be supplied as to style.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One or two chapters sharing the range of your experience, 2100-2300 words total. One article 2100-2300 words; or two articles divided so they total 2100-2300 words. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or co-authored by two

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, grant writing, community donations, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the media, legislative participation, workshops for job hunters, innovative technology

The deadline for completed chapters (Call A) is January 10, 2010. Contributors will receive an agreement to sign before publication. Compensation: a complimentary book if sole author--if co-authored the complimentary book is shared; discount on additional copies

To receive a "go-ahead" before completing writing, please e-mail in an attached Word File 1-3 topics each clearly proposed in separate paragraphs by December 10 along with a 80-90 word bio beginning with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need to send a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which one (if any) of your topics will work, inviting you to e-mail your completed chapter; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place RECESSION/your name on the subject line to:

Conference - National Popular Culture & American Culture Association

The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association's Annual Conference

St. Louis, Missouri, located at the heart of our nation on the Mississippi River, is perfect for popular culture scholars and enthusiasts to meet and share their latest work. The area has a rich cultural history, which began around AD 1000 with the Cahokia settlement, the Mounds of which are located a few minutes northeast of St. Louis. The French later established a fur trading outpost in the area, named in honor of the French King. St. Louis grew into a bustling river city. The city hosted the 1904 World�s Fair, memorabilia of which is displayed in several museums and collections around the city. (Find more on the history of St. Louis at

Enjoy the sights while you're there�The Gateway Arch, The Hill, The Muny, The Fox Theater, The History Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and many more (see for a thorough listing). Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, and Sheryl Crow (among others) hail from here.

Join us Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010, for this four-day conference. Find out what's new in popular culture scholarship and explore St. Louis again or for the first time.

The four-day schedule includes special topics presentations, area-specific invited speakers, social receptions, tours, film presentations, and area get-togethers.

The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.

Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
(314) 621 9600
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)

Deadline to Submit a Proposal December 15, 2009

For more information go to

CFP - IEEE World Congress on Services

The 6th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010)
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC),
IEEE Computer Society
July 5-10, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA

The theme of the 2010 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) is
"modernization of the services industry". SERVICES 2010 supports and further explores the science and technology of modernizing services industries using latest methods and technologies such as as Services Computing, which has been formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since
2003. From a technology perspective, Services Computing has become the foundational
discipline for the emerging modern services industry.

The first Joint Conference on SERVICES includes the 2005 International
Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005) and the the 2005 International Conference on Services
Computing (SCC 2005), which were held in July 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The
second Joint Conference on SERVICES includes the 2006 International Conference on Web
Services (ICWS 2006) and the the 2006 International Conference on Services Computing
(SCC 2006), which were held in September 2006 in Chicago, IL, USA. In 2007, the joint
conference on Services formally became the 2007 IEEE First Congress on Services (SERVICES
2007), which was held in July 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The 2008 IEEE Second and
Third Congress on Services (SERVICES-I 2008 and SERVICES-II 2008) were co-located with the
2008 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2008) in July 2008 in
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as well as the 2008 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008)
in September 2008 in Beijing in China. In 2009, the Fourth World Congress on Services
(SERVICES-I 2009) was co-located with IEEE 2009 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS
2009) held in July 2009 in Los Angeles, USA. The Fifth World Congress on Services
(SERVICES-II 2009) was co-located with the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services
Computing (SCC 2009) held in September 2009 in Bangalore, India.

In 2010, the Sixth IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) will be
held in July 2009 in Miami, Florida, USA. SERVICES 2010 tries to attract researchers,
practitioners, and industry business leaders in all the following services sectors to help define and
shape the modernization strategy and directions of the services industry. You are invited to submit
research, engineering, and business innovation papers to the following business services sectors:

# Advertising Services
# Banking Services
# Broadcasting & Cable TV Services
# Business Services
# Casinos & Gaming Services
# Communications Services
# Cross-industry Services (e.g. strategy and planning, supply chain
management, enterprise
resource planning, customer relationship management, marketing services)
# Design Automation Services
# Energy and Utilities Services
# Financial Services
# Government Services
# Healthcare Services
# Hotels & Motels Services
# Insurance Services
# Internet Services
# Motion Pictures Services
# Personal Services
# Printing & Publishing Services
# Real Estate Operations Services
# Recreational Activities Services
# Rental & Leasing Services
# Restaurants Services
# Retail Services (Apparel, Catalog & Mail Order, Department & Discount,
Drugs, Grocery,
Home Improvement, Specialty, Technology)
# Schools and Education Services
# Security Systems & Services
# Technology Services
# Travel and Transportation Services
# Waste Management Services
# Wholesale Distribution Services

In addition, SERVICES 2010 presents keynote sessions, panel discussions, paper presentations, paper posters, innovation show cases, job fair, Services University (Summer School), Education Methodology Summit, "Services Cup" contest, SOA industry summit, workshops,
and symposiums.

Services University

"Services University" ( was launched at the 2007
Congress on Services (SERVICES 2007) to help teach Services Computing discipline in a systematic
way. A regional leaders community is being formed to support this worldwide "Services
University" program, which is sposnored by Services Society. Services Society is technically
sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing , IBM Research, SAP and other
professional and industry sponsors. In 2010, the Summer School on Services Computing will be
offered in the Services University program.

2010 Education Methodology Summit on Services Computing

The Education Methodology Summit on Services Computing brings educators and
practitioners around the world together to share their experiences in Services related
education, and builds consensus on the core of Services Computing education, the knowledge areas
and education methodologies. The Summit will focus on pedagogical implications of Services
education and its role in overall Services Computing Curriculum Initiative (SCCI). The
accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on
Services (SERVICES 2010) as a special section.

2010 SOA Industry Summit

The 2010 SOA Industry Summit encourages industry people to submit
presentations and two-page papers instead of 8-page research reports. The accepted papers will be
published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) as a
special section.

2010 SERVICES Workshops

SERVICES 2009 will include a set of workshops and symposiums focusing on
various themes of modernizing services industry. The accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings
of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) as a special section.

2010 Ph.D. Symposium on Services Computing

SERVICES 2010 will provide a Ph.D. Symposium on Services Computing as a forum encouraging Ph.D. students and holders to report on-going or just completed work. The accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) as a special section.

2010 Symposium on SOA Standards

SERVICES 2010 will favor the 2010 Symposium on SOA Standards as a forum for
international researchers and practitioners to discuss and establish standards around SOA. The
accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services
(SERVICES 2010) as a special section for SOA standards.

Paper Submission and Review Process

Please use the submission page to find the right tracks and events to submit your papers.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program
committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to other conferences or events
simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected from all conferences without review.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages
and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Electronic submission of manuscripts
(in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and
submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found at At least one
author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present
the paper.

Only the accepted and presented papers will appear in the CD-ROM version and
online version of the proceedings of the IEEE 2010 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) ,
which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected best papers
published in the SERVICES 2010 will be invited for potential publication in the International Journal
of Web Services Research (JWSR), the International Journal of Business Process Integration and
Management (IJBPIM), and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC). JWSR is included in EI Compendex
and indexed in SCI-E. According to Thomson Scientific, JWSR is listed in the 2008 Journal Citation
Report with an Impact Factor of 1.200. The journal ranks #47 of 99 in the Computer Science,
Information Systems and ranks #37 of 86 in Computer Science, Software Engineering.

Paper Review Policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics requires that referees treat the
contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication.
It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of
the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference
program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The
Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. Organizers of IEEE
conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all
accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or
accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the
paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its
presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute
arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require
advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

Important Dates:

Research Track Paper Submission Due Date: March 6, 2010 (Accepting Paper
Submissions from Nov. 1, 2009)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 12, 2010
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2010

About IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest professional association advancing innovation
and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global
community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology
standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted "voice" for engineering,
computing and technology information around the globe.

About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is the world's
leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory
and application of computer and information-processing technology.

About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) is
a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services
Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and
technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking
technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business
consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This
scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes
business compoentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services
annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery,
service-to-service collaboration, services montoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal
of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services
more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

For any enquires, please e-mail to the Conference Assistant Jordanne
Christie: jordanne.christie AT, or the administration office at
services.ieeecs AT


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Guest Editors: Michele Amoretti, Francesco Zanichelli, University of Parma, Italy

The concept of e-Health broadly refers to a range of services that are
at the edge of healthcare and information technology. One prominent goal
of e-Health is to enable ubiquitous, continuous and personalized access
to healthcare services by patients, clinicians and all other actors.
In this context, e-Health can take advantage of with Mobile Computing,
i.e. the ability to use information and communication technology while moving,
and Ambient Intelligence (AmI), which refers to digital environments that
proactively support people in their daily lives. It is envisioned that future
e-Health infrastructures will be fully distributed and pervasive, while
supporting access to multiple services and enriched information, with
multimodal interaction, regardless of user's location and devices.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished work
related to the design, development, and validation of integrated mobile/AmI
platforms and applications supporting e-Health.

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
* Using mobile devices for healthcare information storage, update, and transmission
* e-Health service sharing on mobile platforms
* Continuous and multi-parametric monitoring of metabolic status using wearable devices
* Synchronization between back-end sources and applications on mobile devices
* Intelligent mobile multimedia services
* Natural and multimodal interaction styles and user interfaces
* Indoor/outdoor user localization
* Assistive Devices for temporal and spatial orientation
* Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
* Activity recognition and fall detection
* Usability and acceptability issues
* Semantic profiles of users, devices and services

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special
on or before March 1, 2010. All submissions must be original and may not be
under review by another publication.
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.
The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) combines research
from academicians and industrialists across the globe on advanced tools and
technologies that perform wireless or mobile operations. Useful to scholars,
researchers, and practitioners involved in related fields, this journal provides
the latest developments in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, application,
and standards of handheld computing.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) is published by IGI Global
(formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference"
(formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference",
"Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints.
For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Michele Amoretti and Francesco Zanichelli
Guest Editors
International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)
E-mail: and

CFP - LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

Manuscripts sought for LITA/Ex Libris student writing award
from Dolores' List of CFPs

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2010.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form at . Send the signed, completed forms by February 28, 2010 to the Award Committee Chair, Krista E. Clumpner, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M Olson Library, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5305.

Submit the manuscript to Krista electronically at by February 28, 2010.
The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Fellowship - Google

Google Policy Fellowship
from Dolores' List of CFPs

As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That's why we're announcing our third summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program--to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google's Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

It was a complete privilege to work with such smart, passionate and fun people; to be able to participate in important debates with several organizations, and to do research with full academic freedom. I am proud of being a Google Policy Fellow." -- Marcel Leonardi (EFF)
Program Overview

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA , Ottawa or Toronto, Canada and include: American Library Association, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Media Access Project, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America Foundation, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Technology Policy Institute. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.
Who should apply?

We're looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who posses the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

* Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
* Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
* First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2010 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, December 28, 2009. Students who are accepted into the program will be notified by Friday, February 12th, 2010. To learn about our application process, click here.

For more information go to

CFP - Connections 2010

Connections 2010 (May 15-16, 2010) is a conference for Library and Information Science doctoral students and candidates. To celebrate its 15th anniversary Connections is returning to the place of its origin, the University of Western Ontario.

It is a student oriented conference, and as such provides several excellent opportunities. It is one of the best venues for LIS doctoral students and candidates to meet and discuss with their colleagues from not only the Great Lakes region but from across Canada and the United States. Furthermore, because the conference is run and organized by and for us it serves as a forum for research at any stage in the process.

Call for Papers

Connections 2010 will feature twenty-four 20 minute presentations over the course of the conference. Presentations may cover any Information or Library Science related subject including library or information behavior, policy, or systems. Students and candidates interested in presenting are required to submit a 500 word abstract for a double-blind peer review.

Abstract Guidelines

All proposals should be in a Microsoft Word compatible format; in either French or English. Abstracts must include, on a detachable cover letter, the author’s name(s), contact information (mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address), affiliation, and a brief biography including the authors research area. Papers written with students outside of LIS or with MLIS students will be accepted.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Sarah Camm at by Feb. 1, 2010 with the subject line “Connections 2010 Abstract”.

Publication of Proceedings and other conference materials

Subsequent to the conference, the proceedings, papers, abstract, and slides can, on a case by case basis, be published on the open access directory Scholarship@Western portal.

For further information please visit the conference website:



Library Hi Tech is preparing a theme issue on technology and digital preservation. Technology can be understood broadly to include systems, metadata, migration, emulation, or human interation with digital preservation systems or standards, as well as other related issues.

Articles should be 4000 to 8000 words long and should be submitted via Manuscript Central ( (ideally) by the end of January, 2010. Questions or proposals should be sent to lht.editorial.staff at

Library Hi Tech is an ISI-indexed, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd in England.

Award - Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

Call for Nominations: 2010 Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services
from Beyond the Job by sarah

The Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services is given to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons’ reference needs. The resource can be a bibliography, a guide to the literature of a specific subject, a directory, a database, or any other project that has helped the library meet adult or children’s reference needs. Tools, guides, or databases that have been developed for reader’s advisory or adult service questions and needs are also eligible for the award. Stressing excellent content, creativity, ingenuity, technological finesse, usability, relevance, and overall innovation is what the jury will seek as it reviews all nominations. ((Established 1990).

SPONSOR: The award is sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning , Farmington Hills, Michigan, and administered by RUSA.

FORM OF AWARD: $3,000 and a citation. Award will be presented at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in June 2009 in Washington, DC

SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS: Nominations are to be made in writing, stating in detail how the resource has contributed to meeting patrons’ reference needs. All nominations should include the following:

• description of the resource
• description of the format, e.g., card file, database, etc.
• list of sources used to compile the resource
• target audience
• criteria used in selecting material for inclusion. (If the resource is inclusive, please state so clearly.)
• breadth of coverage, i.e., time and subject
• explanation of what makes the resource imaginative or unique

A sample of the resource (or entry, pages, printout, etc.) must accompany the nomination.

Additional information is available on the committee’s web site or the RUSABlog

The award (formerly titled the Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services) has been given annually since 1991. The last recipient was the University of Kentucky Library for the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database. Other recent recipients include Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield (Mo.) , New Orleans Public Library, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library, University Library/ University of Nebraska at Omaha, Richmond (British Columbia) Public Library, North Carolina State University Libraries, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Orange County Library System, Orlando (Fla.)

Please send us your letter of nomination and relevant documentation to the Committee Chair, Julia Gelfand (information noted below), by December 15, 2009. The receipt of all nominations will be acknowledged.

Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions you might have about the award or the nomination process. The Committee members and I look forward to hearing from you!

On behalf of the Committee,

Julia Gelfand
Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian
University of California, Irvine Libraries
Science Library 228
Irvine, CA 92623-9556
FAX: 949-559-5424
VOICE: 949-824-4971 / via libref-l

Free webcast - Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning

Announcing Dec. 3, 2009 Blended Librarians Webcast: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning
from Beyond the Job by sarah

Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guests, Laurel Cornell and Carrie Donovan, invite you to join them for the live webcast, “Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning” which will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3 pm. EDT.

Event Description:
Students’ ability to create visual work is important in their understanding and learning of complex concepts. While visual literacy is a growing phenomenon of interest amongst librarians in a variety of settings, visual methods for teaching are centered around the learner’s ability to take in new knowledge and express it in an original, visual form. In this session, two members of Indiana University’s Visual Methods Research Group will explain their research in exploring visual teaching methods, as well as their collaborative efforts to integrate information literacy into an undergraduate course using visual methods.

Guest Presenter Bios:

Laurel Cornell, Professor of Sociology, Indiana University, spent the first two-thirds of her research career working in demography, gender and Japanese studies. She used quantitative historical data from villages in early modern Japan (1600-1868) to examine a variety of comparative questions relating to household structure, marriage, divorce, gender roles, aging, and mortality. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Social Relations, Johns Hopkins University. Professor Cornell returned to graduate school and received a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2003. She is interested in large public projects — especially those involving disused industrial sites — and in public art. In her teaching Professor Cornell emphasizes visual methods of learning and student involvement in the community (service-learning).

Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University, is the librarian for Gender Studies and the Head of Teaching & Learning for the Indiana University Libraries, where she works with students, faculty, and instructors to connect the libraries to student learning. An instruction librarian for ten years, Carrie has explored a variety of methods and strategies for helping undergraduates understand information-seeking and their role in it. Her research areas of interest include visual teaching methods, discipline-focused information literacy, first year experience initiatives, and teacher development/training for librarians and future librarians.

Although this event is free, advance registration is required to reserve a virtual seat. If you are already a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community here is a link into the Learning Times Network that will get you to our Community and the registration page:

If you need to join the Blended Librarians Online Community in order to register (no fee to join):

1. Go to the Blended Librarian website at

2. Click on the “Join” button on the home page of and follow the instructions.

3. When you reach the screen that asks for the “invitation key” enter the word: blended

4. After you receive confirmation of your Learning Times account you can return to this email message and use the link above for registered members of Learning Times. Click on the link, and then register on the next page (you may need to scroll down to see the register button).

5. We recommend that those participating in the webcast obtain a microphone or headset in order to make use of the VoIP technology that allows conversation between the speakers and participants. A microphone or headset is not required to participate.

6. Please plan on allowing yourself sufficient time to log in to the webcast on Dec. 3, 2009. If it is the first time attending a Learning Times event it may take a few extra minutes to log on to their Elluminate webcasting software. Once you have registered for the event you may wish to try the “test room” to make sure your computer is set up and ready to go the day of the webcast.

Steven J. Bell
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services
Temple University Libraries
Paley Library (017-00)
1210 West Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6088
215-204-5023(v) 215-204-5201(f) (via collib-l)

Monday, November 23, 2009

CFP - Acquisitions Institute

Call for Proposals

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

* The pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, entering its tenth year at Timberline Lodge.

* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting.

* A three day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections.

* See The Acquisitions Institute home page at for more information.

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

* The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. The planning committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:

* Operations management of acquisitions or collection development

* Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs

* Role of consortia in collection development

* How subject librarians use their time

* Recruiting for technical services and collection development

* Scholarly communication from the publisher perspective

* Data curation: new roles for subject and technical services specialists

* E-books, streaming audio, streaming video: content, access, cataloging

* External forces driving a library's collection management decisions

* Collection assessment: library and vendor perspectives

* Linking collections with learning outcomes

* Return on investment studies

* Acquisitions and collection development: the small library perspective

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE for submitting a proposal?

* December 30, 2009

HOW do I submit a proposal?

* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Faye A. Chadwell

121 The Valley Library

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331-4501

Voice: (541) 737-8528

Fax (541) 737-3453

CFP - Collection Management

Call For Papers: Special Issue of Collection Management

Patron-Initiated Collection Development: Current Successes and Future Directions

To be published in v. 35, no. 3/4 of Collection Management in 2010. Seeking article proposals from colleagues at all kinds of libraries (all sizes of academic libraries, public libraries, and international libraries) about patron-initiated collection development, such as:

● interlibrary loan book purchase programs
● experiences with allowing patron use or selection to drive acquisition of electronic books
● consortial collection development plans with strong patron-driven acquisitions elements
● other innovative patron-initiated selection activities for materials in a variety of formats
● implications for the future roles of collection librarians in an environment of increased user-driven Acquisitions
● user discovery of patron-initiated collection development plans

The editors are particularly interested in proposals for articles that will that include evaluation/assessment/analysis.


The special issue editors are members of the team that published the following article:

Anderson, Kristine J., Robert S. Freeman, Jean-Pierre V. M. Herubel, Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, Judith M. Nixon, and Suzanne M. Ward. 2002. "Buy, Don't Borrow: Bibliographers' Analysis of
Academic Library Collection Development through Interlibrary Loan Requests." Collection
Management, 27(3/4): 1-11.

This article analyzed six subject areas for books purchased instead of borrowed as the result of interlibrary loan requests in 2000-2001. Now that ILL book purchases have been standard procedure at the Purdue University Libraries for ten years, the authors and their colleagues will
analyze this decade's worth of information to explore the following topics in a series of four articles:

● Revisit the initial study by comparing earlier findings with more recent data
● Analyze the ILL book purchase program in relation to scientific/technical/medical (STM) titles ● Conduct in-depth statistical analysis across a decade of data, looking at issues such as patron status, subject areas as indicated by call number, subsequent circulation, comparison with similar subject area books acquired through traditional means, etc.
● Position paper on new roles for collection librarians. As user-initiated collection development frees time and effort from traditional collection duties and responsibilities, how will academic librarians develop and nurture emerging objectives and prerogatives, e.g. teaching, research?

The accepted articles from colleagues at other institutions will complement the four listed above.

November 13, 2009: Submit an abstract (maximum of one page) with the title and your proposed article idea. Your full contact information may appear on a separate page, but please include your name, institution, and email address on the abstract page.

December 4, 2009: The editors will notify authors whether their proposals have been accepted.

February 28, 2010: Submit completed article (10-25 double spaced pages).

Please submit abstracts and address correspondence to Judy Nixon ( with this subject line: CM article proposal.

CFP - Library Trends

This month Library Trends will publish a special issue entitled "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science." Due to the increasing interest in succession planning, recruitment, and retention in this time of demographic change, the editors of Library Trends are pleased to announce plans for a second special issue to further explore the topic. This special issue will be guest edited by Drs. Joanne Gard Marshall and Susan Rathbun-Grubb (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute on Aging and UNC School of Information and Library Science) and Dr. Deborah Barreau, UNC School of Information and Library Science.

For this issue of Library Trends, we are looking for papers that explore workforce issues and concerns and/or report the results of research in these areas:

* Recruitment, career-tracking, retention, and retirement of information professionals

* Increasing diversity in information organizations and LIS programs; retention and career development of ethnic minorities

* The unique workforce issues particular to specific types of information settings: academic, public, special, and school libraries, archives and museums, information services and technology companies, etc.

* The ways in which LIS educators or professional associations are assessing current and future workforce needs and responding through program change and development and continuing education offerings

* Collaborations between LIS educators and practitioners in planning for and responding to information workforce needs.

* Responses of library and information agency administrators to the need for succession planning and the continuance of leadership in their organizations

* Description and evaluation of strategies for organizational retention and intra-organizational career development


* Abstract for proposed submission: December 4, 2009

* Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010

* Review Decisions: April 1, 2010 (all submissions will be peer-reviewed)

* Final Versions Due: April 15, 2010

* Publication: Late 2010


All abstracts for proposed submissions should be emailed directly to Susan Rathbun-Grubb at by December 4, 2009.

For formatting instructions, please see the Library Trends Author Guidelines available here:

If you have any questions about the special issue, please contact Joanne Gard Marshall at or Susan Rathbun-Grubb at or Deborah Barreau at

For more information about Library Trends, please see:

CFP - MLA News

Are you starting to plan your goals and activities for 2010? Include writing for the *MLA News*!

Writing provides a great opportunity to either share expertise you already have or delve into a topic you've been wanting to learn about--and earn AHIP points in the process.

Address a Technology topic that assists hospital, special, and academic medical librarians.
Columns present a brief overview of important technology concepts and issues facing professionals in 2010.
Maximum length: 700 words.

Examples of topics we're interested in for 2010 include:
Open source catalogs
SMS Text Reference
Crowd sourcing / "wisdom of crowds" (definition of concept, online examples or websites that support crowd sourcing of problems)
Pocket Virtual Worlds
Top iPhone/iTouch apps for librarians
Google apps for Health Sciences Librarians
VOIP options and applications
Online project management software - Such as Teamworkpm

Your own topic suggestions are, of course, welcome as well. Examples of past topics can be found below my signature, please be sure your suggestion is a new topic.

Please request past columns or instructions to authors from Lynne if you would like to review them before making your decision to author a column. Please include a short writing sample (or link to the sample) with your reply if you've never authored a Technology column before.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Lynne M. Fox, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
Nancy Glassman, D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New Editor in 2010)
Co-Editors, MLA News Technology and Internet Resources columns

CFP - Canadian Learning Commons Conference

Call for Proposals - 5th Canadian Learning Commons Conference
A Journey in Progress: Been there! Done that! What's next!

The Queen's Learning Commons invites submissions for its program for the 5th Canadian Learning Commons Conference, June 16-18, 2010 to be held at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

In 2003, Scott Bennett of Yale University suggested that one of the core activities of a learning commons is to support "collab­orative learning by which students turn information into knowledge and sometimes into wisdom." (,6)

In the seven years since Bennett made that statement, many changes have taken place:

* new methods of communicating
* new models of discovery and research
* new standards of accountability for colleges and universities including skills-based outcomes
* changes in teaching methodologies such as inquiry-based learning
* changes in the way course material is delivered
* changes in the way students learn and think
* financial constraints

Where does all this leave the learning commons and what does it mean for strategic positioning for the future? Is it still our role to support? What does it take to help the current generation of students turn information into knowledge? How will we get there? Can we take the lead?

We welcome submissions that take either a broad or a specific approach to these questions. Share your innovative ideas for providing services, programs, study and collaborative learning spaces; approaches to long-term planning; ideas for dealing with the current financial constraints; new collaborations.

Proposals will be accepted for presentations (20 minutes for presentations + 10 minutes for questions) and posters. Ten posters will be selected for five-minute presentations during a one-hour session. Deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Please include a title, an abstract (no more than 250 words for presentations and 100 words for posters), biographical information of presenter(s) and send to . Successful proposals will be identified by Friday, January 15, 2010.

Presenters are expected to attend the 5th Canadian Learning Commons Conference and all fees are their responsibility, including registration, travel, accommodation, etc. For additional information, please contact Nathalie Soini (, Learning Commons Coordinator.
Kingston, Ontario is a world heritage destination in the heart of the 1000 Islands, rich in history, culture, critically acclaimed attractions and cuisine. Come for the conference, stay for awhile!

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
29(2). The submission deadline is December 31, 2009.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

We will also advise on prospective research projects/articles and provide you
with preliminary feedback.

Consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/ as the journal for your
publication and let us help improve your publication record and demystify the
publication process.

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

CFP - Document Academy

The Document Academy invites:


Preconference activities Friday, March 19, 2010

Conference Saturday & Sunday, March 20 - 21, 2010

Conference to be held at the

University of North Texas

College of Information

Denton, Texas USA

DOCAM '10 is the eighth annual meeting of the Document Academy, an

international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various

fields interested in the exploration of the document as a useful

approach, concept and tool in Sciences, Arts, Business, and Society.

The aim of The Document Academy is to create an interdisciplinary space

for experimental and critical research on documents in a wide sense,

drawing on traditions and experiences around the world. It originated as

a co-sponsored effort by The Program of Documentation Studies,

University of Tromso, Norway and the School of Information, University

of California, Berkeley.

The University of North Texas College of Information will be hosting the 2010 meeting.

The conference will begin with a gathering Friday evening, March 19, and continue with its mix of formal and informal presentations and discussions from 9 a.m. Saturday, March 20, to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21. In an effort to preserve the open-ended discussion atmosphere of previous DOCAMs, we will again have only plenary sessions. A poster session will allow for additional exchange of ideas.

Call for proposals:

Scholars, developers, artists and practitioners working with document

research and development are invited to submit proposals for full and

short papers for plenary sessions and posters by December 13, 2009.

Papers for plenary sessions will address:

- DOCUMENT THEORY (general issues)

- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case-studies and methodological issues)

- DOCUMENT RESEARCH (theory, methods, case-studies

Paper length should be appropriate to the corresponding coverage.

Authors or groups presenting papers will be allotted 30 minutes, including discussion. This condensed schedule should allow for more presentations and exchange of ideas.

Poster session will address:

- DOCUMENT THEORY (general issues)

- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case-studies and methodological issues)

- DOCUMENT RESEARCH (theory, methods, case-studies)

Size: 20 in. x 30 in. or 30 in. x 40 in.

Posters will be on display throughout the conference, and open discussion is encouraged.

Conference language is English. Conference organizers can provide an LCD projector; other equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.

File format: RTF, MS Word, or PDF

All proposals should include:

· Description: a short (500 words) verbal description of the work to be presented,

· Explanation of how the work will be presented (verbal presentation, PowerPoint, video, performance, demonstration) and equipment needs,

* Names of all contributors,
* Addresses, including email contacts, and
* Up to 5 keywords

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Dr. Brian C. O'Connor in the College of Information at the University of North Texas Please include "DOCAM 2010" in the subject line of all correspondence, including proposal submission.

Submission deadline for proposals: December 13, 2009

Receipt will be confirmed within one week. Decisions will be announced

no later than January 15, 2010.

Final deadline for accepted papers: March 1, 2010.

For more information contact the co-chairs of DOCAM '10:

Brian C. O'Connor, Ph.D.

Visual Thinking Laboratory

College of Information

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76203


Roswitha Skare, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Documentation Studies

University of Tromsø

NO-9037 Tromsø, Norge

Tel: +47- 776 46318

Richard Anderson, Ph.D.
Visual Thinking Laboratory
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203

Melody McCotter, M.S.I.S.
Visual Thinking Laboratory
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203

CFP - Women and Early America

Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of Legacy

Women and Early America

Guest Editor: Tamara Harvey

In many ways, the study of women and the early Americas has never been more robust. Work on women throughout the Americas, including European, African, and native women, both free and enslaved, has profited from decades of ground-breaking scholarly attention not only to those whose names appeared on the title pages of books, but to women whose texts were hidden in the works of others, stagnating in untapped manuscript archives, or awaiting interpretive methodologies that could address oral and material texts. And yet in the metaphors of maps and routes that frequently dominate the emerging fields of Atlantic, transnational, and hemispheric studies, women can seem to be pushed to the margins, left to lounge in the cartouches of mappae mundi or to stand duty as figureheads on the bows of ships. That is to say, while their presence is acknowledged, the way that presence might require these studies to be revised, rethought, and retheorized remains to be fully engaged.

In their introduction to Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World (1600-1800), Daniella Kostroun and Lisa Vollendorf suggest that attention to women and gender may fruitfully "expand[ ] the rubric of the Atlantic community into a more global community" (6). "Expanding the rubrics" of transatlantic and hemispheric studies, of feminism and the study of American women writers, of attentions to slavery, racism, and uneven cross-cultural exchanges is the aim of this special issue of Legacy focusing on women and early America. Of particular interest are articles that explore how we conceive of the connections and dissonances among various approaches to early American women and other fields, including transatlantic, hemispheric, and economic studies, recent discussions of women and the archives, and approaches to American women writers and feminism more broadly conceived, while expanding and bringing nuance to our understanding of early American women in ways that attend to a range of differences and power disparities. In short, how does attention to women and gender revise and sharpen the shifting paradigms shaping our understanding of the Americas before 1820?

Topics might include discussions of women and gender with respect to the following, any of which may be explored with respect to Native Indian, African, and European women, both free and enslaved:
* Colonization and empire
* Economic paradigms and activities
* Religion
* Commercial and preservation relationships to nature and land
* Politics and practices of the archives
* Interdisciplinary and comparative studies
* Formulations of feminism
* Approaches to encounter, syncretism, and other ways of conceiving transcultural dynamics
* Sexuality
* Travel, immigration, and diaspora
* Oral and non-textual discursive practices
* Considerations of ethics and social justice
Deadline: Completed papers, formatted using MLA style, should be submitted by June 21, 2010. Submissions should focus substantially on periods before 1820 and may be no longer than 10,000 words, including documentation. Send inquires and submissions to Tamara Harvey, Dept. of English, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., MS 3E4, Fairfax, VA 22030 or

CFP - Community-Built Database: Research and Development

Community-Built Database: Research and Development

Edited by Eric Pardede (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)

To be published by Springer

in Information Science and Knowledge Management Series (

Book Aims and Summary


Communities have built collections of information in collaborative manners in the forms of encyclopaedias for centuries. More recently, Wikipedia has demonstrated how collaborative efforts can be a powerful feature to build a massive data storage. It is known that Wikipedia has become a key part of many corporations' knowledge management systems for decision making. Wikipedia is only one example brought about by Web 2.0 with the goal of creating communities of users.

While Web 2.0 has many benefits, there are many more opportunities to be unleashed. Imagine if one could use information gathered by many people for critical decision making. There is great potential for creating and sharing more structured data through the web. To make it more regulated and more realistic, the data will be limited to the community scale rather than the global scale, for example, a community of academic research group. Each community can create a large database, in which each member can contribute information freely and can use the information with higher levels of confidence.

The general motivation for the project is to enable various communities to develop such databases. In more specific, this publication has the following aims:

* To provide a comprehensive list of issues and challenges for research in community-built database.

* To disseminate the latest developments on community-built databases in various domains that can be used as a successful template to other community-built database development project.

* To provide visionary ideas for future community-built database research and application.

* To provide solid references on current research topics in community-built database, that can be useful for literature survey research.

Invitation for Proposals


We invite proposals from academic, researchers and industry practitioners in the area of collaborative information systems, databases, social web and other domains. The proposal should contain the tentative title, authors details, and brief description on the chapter.

Tentative Sections


The book will consist of these folowing sections. Each of the sections can include between 4 to 6 chapters.

Section I : Community-Built Databases: Standard and Technologies

Section II : Community-Built Databases: Storage and Modelling

Section III : Social Aspect of Community-Built Databases

Section IV : Community-Built Databases Applications

Section V : The Future of Community-Built Databases

Important Dates


Proposal Deadline : 21 November 2009

Notification of Proposal Outcome : 05 December 2009

Final Chapter Deadline : 15 March 2010

Camera Ready Deadline : 15 August 2010

Editorial Board


Hamideh Afsarmanesh (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Barbara Carminati (University of Insubria, Italy)

Gillian Dobbie (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Lyndon Kennedy (Yahoo, USA)

Ee-Peng Lim (Singapore Management University, Singapore)

Irena Mlynkova (Chales University, Czech Republic)

Mirella Moura Moro (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Wenny Rahayu (La Trobe University, Australia)

Maytham Safar (Kuwait University, Kuwait)

Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK)



For further info, please contact the editor:

Eric Pardede

Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering

La Trobe University

Melbourne VIC 3083



Fellowship - Indiana University

Call for 2010-11 Mellon Sawyer Fellowship - Rupture and Flow: The
Circulation of Technoscientific Facts and Objects

Receipt deadline: March 1, 2010

The Sawyer Seminar and the Institute of Advanced Study at Indiana
University will award one Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral
Fellowships for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2010. The
Fellow will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year, as well as health
insurance and an allowance for relocation. This Sawyer Seminar is
based in science and technology studies and focuses specifically on
how facts and technologies circulate among diverse communities of
producers and consumers, acquiring or losing credibility and utility
as they move. We will explore questions including: How has the
treatment of failure and errors changed the practice of science across
disciplines and over time? How and why do cultural, social and
material forces interrupt or thwart the circulation of
technoscientific knowledge and objects, and with what consequences for
what kinds of communities? How do social, cultural, political, and
legal barriers influence technological change historically and
geographically? How is the increasing use of lay-produced science
shifting what is acknowledged and implemented in scientific practice
and policy? Applicants for this postdoctoral fellowship must have
research projects that speak to the concerns raised by the circulation
of technoscientific knowledge and objects, and the possibilities and
consequences of interrupting, reorienting, or preventing this
circulation. Besides pursuing his or her own research, the fellowship
recipient will play an active role in the intellectual life of the
Sawyer Seminar by helping to organize an ongoing seminar series and
four workshops. There will be no teaching responsibilities.

Selection Process

Each proposal will be evaluated by the conveners of the Sawyer
Seminar, an interdisciplinary group of IU faculty. The primary
evaluation criteria will be intellectual fit with the core ideas of
the Seminar, and the promise of the proposed research project,
including prospects for publication and significant advances in
tangible research. We strongly recommend applicants read the full
proposal, available at before beginning
their application. Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions
in May 2010.


Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in STS, Sociology,
Informatics, Geography, History, English, Anthropology, Philosophy,
Comparative Literature, or other related fields no earlier than June
30, 2005 and no later than August 1, 2010. We require proof that the
fellow has received a Ph.D. degree before taking up residence.
Applicants are welcome to send paper copies by mail or delivery to -

Ivona Hedin, Institute for Advanced Study,
Poplars 335, 400 E. 7th Street , Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

The application should include:

* 1000-word research project proposal and one-page bibliography,
in language appropriate for a multi- disciplinary panel. Please double- space and use 12-point type.
* 250-word statement of the project's potential contribution to
Indiana University's Sawyer seminar
* Curriculum vitae
* Three letters of recommendation

Fellowship recipients cannot currently hold a tenure-track position.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented
groups are encouraged to apply. There is no citizenship requirement or
restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to
apply. Employment eligibility verifications requested upon hire.

CFP - Int'l Journal of Creative Interfaces & Computer Graphics

HTML Version of this Call:


SPECIAL ISSUE on Visualization Aesthetics, Criticism, and Design
Int'l Journal of Creative Interfaces & Computer Graphics (IJCICG)
Journal homepage:

Guest Editor: A. Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado

The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer
Graphics (IJCICG) is currently accepting submissions: research
papers (between 5,500 to 8,000 words in length), position
papers, state-of-art surveys, book reviews of new publications
pertaining to the journal's theme (1,500-2,500-word), and event
reports that describe and discuss recent conferences or workshops
for a special issue on Visualization Aesthetics, Criticism,
and Design. Preference is placed on submissions that incorporate
scholarly work or specific themes within the area of Visualization
Aesthetics, Criticism, and Design.


The objective of the issue is to focus on ­ and draw attention to
- two fields which are currently active and growing: Visualization
Aesthetics and Criticism (how information aesthetics influence
technical implementations and their usability) and Design
Visualization. The theme for the special issue will be focused on
the use of metaphors (conceptual, natural, visual, and auditory
metaphors) both in visualization and digital art.

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are
not limited to) the following:

* Visual explanations, and data visualization
* Meaning visualization
* Artist's approach to meaning visualization, conveying insights
about complex concepts
* Challenge and aesthetic quality in visualization art ­
digital art as metaphor
* Aesthetic elements and primitives in visualizations
* Approaches to visualization: iconic messages, use of symbols,
metaphors, cognitive, abstract thinking and problem finding
* Art and visualization of spatial, tonal, and temporal domains,
application of interactive art
* Selecting optimal visualization tools for non-linear, visually
storytelling, interactive, virtual, intelligent presentations,
gaming, and other solutions
* Novel visual, interaction-rich metaphors used for visualization
or practical data mining
* Societal impact and evaluation of novel visualization and data
mining solutions
* Information aesthetics, visualization aesthetics
* Effects of visualization aesthetics on efficiency and usability
of information visualization
* Aesthetics of infographics
* Visualizations for learning and teaching
* Aesthetic computing
* Visual computing
* Information technology (IT) in visualization, visualization for
instruction with IT
* Criticism, perception in the field, classification
* History of data-, information-, knowledge-visualization, and
data mining

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this
Special Issue on Visualization Aesthetics, Criticism, and Design on
or before July 1, 2010. All submissions must be original and may
not be under review by another publication.
All submitted papers will be reviewed in double-blind fashion.
Papers must follow the APA style for reference citations and Microsoft
Word is the preferred format.

The submission deadline is July 1, 2010. However, long abstracts
or proposals may be emailed to the Guest Editor who will offer
feedback as to whether the proposed manuscript would be appropriate
for the issue. Approval of an abstract or proposal does not
constitute acceptance as all submitted papers will be put through
the double-blind peer review process.

All submissions should be directed to the attention of:

Anna Ursyn
Guest Editor
Int'l Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG)

ABOUT The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and
Computer Graphics (IJCICG):
The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics
(IJCICG) provides coverage of the most innovative and cutting-edge
computer graphics and interfaces. IJCICG focuses on the latest visual
technologies that raise the bar for novelty, aesthetic beauty,
sophistication, and utility. This scholarly resource encompasses
the pragmatic and research aspects surrounding the design and creation
of effective, novel, visual interfaces in support of creativity and
productivity. This journal presents research that shows new ways of
representing and interacting with information on desktops, mobile
devices, and public and virtual spaces.

This Journal is Available in the Comprehensive InfoSci-Journals
Database. International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer
Graphics (IJCICG) This journal is an official publication of the
Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Ben Falchuk, Ph.D.
Published: Semi-Annually (both in Print and Electronic form)

The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics
(IJCICG) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),
publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea
Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business
Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints.
For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Grant - Reference and User Services

CHICAGO—The application period for the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Emerald Research Grants is now open.

The award consists of two grants, each worth $5,000, which are sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd. and administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. These grants will be awarded to two applicants seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship and may be used at the discretion of the award recipients. Winners may be asked to present their findings at a public BRASS event within two years of receiving the award and will be required to acknowledge the Emerald Research Grant when publishing or presenting their research.

Those interested in applying should submit a detailed proposal outlining their proposed research project; methodology, scope and timetable; how this project fits into the existing literature; and projected outcomes, including a statement outlining how this research will benefit the library profession. Submissions will be reviewed for thoroughness and their potential to both positively impact the business librarian profession and to provide a useful addition to the existing library literature. Past unfunded proposals are welcomed. Proposals will be accepted from both individual researchers and those working collaboratively; at least one member of a collaborative team must be a member of ALA. Please submit your proposals via e-mail to Jennifer Boettcher, chair of the Emerald Research Grant committee, at All nominations must be received by Dec. 31. Winners will receive their cash prize, along with a citation, at the RUSA Awards Ceremony on the Monday of the ALA Annual Conference, next scheduled for June 24-29, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Not a member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership at Learn more about the association at

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
29(2). The submission deadline is December 31, 2009.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women’s Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

We will also advise on prospective research projects/articles and provide you
with preliminary feedback.

Consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/ as the journal for your
publication and let us help improve your publication record and demystify the
publication process.

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, /Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/ – via uls-l

Call for reviewers - Historical Novels Review Online

Historical Novels Review Online, the online annex to the print magazine Historical Novels Review, is looking for new book reviewers. This quarterly online publication reviews novels not covered by the print HNR, namely: e-published, self-published, and subsidy-published novels, as well as occasional small press publications. You should enjoy reading/reviewing historical fiction, be able to write clearly and concisely, and keep to deadlines.

If you’d like to join the review team, send a note of interest to Andrea Connell, editor for Historical Novels Review Online, at Due to mailing expenses, reviewers must be based in the USA.