Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Call for Proposals ALIA Information Online 2019 - infinite possibilities

ALIA Information Online 2019 will be in Sydney, Australia from 11 to 15 February 2019.


The ALIA Information Online 2019 Committee invites proposals that address the conference theme: Infinite Possibilities.

They are seeking submissions that sit in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) space to create opportunities for delegates to think beyond libraries and explore opportunities presented by what is happening now and on the horizon in the broader GLAM context.

You are invited to consider a range of topics relevant to information and the online environment.
All proposals must be relevant to the GLAM context and have a focus on the online environment or technology more generally.

The Committee has expanded the types of submissions for Information Online 2019 to create a more interactive conference program. You can submit a proposal for a paper, poster, panel, debate, lightning talk, or experimental session.

For more detail, or to submit a proposal, please visit the ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference website.

If you have any questions, please contact the ALIA Events Team on +61 2 6215 8220 or by email

Call for Submissions Special Libraries, Special Challenges

Call for Submissions
The “Special Libraries, Special Challenges” column of Public Services Quarterly is currently seeking submissions that explore all aspects of working in a special library. Each piece is approximately 3,000 words and focused on practical ideas rather than theory. Case studies are welcome.

Column Description
“Special Libraries, Special Challenges” is a column dedicated to exploring the unique public services challenges that arise in libraries that specialize in a particular subject, such as law, medicine, business, and so forth. In each column, the author will discuss public service dilemmas and solutions that arise specifically in special libraries.

Potential Key Topic Areas
· Empirical research
· Data analytics and alt-metrics
· Various literacies (IL, media, technology, etc.)
· Service growth or consolidation
· Programs for students and/or faculty
· Communicating value to stakeholders
· Collaborating on interdisciplinary initiatives
· Professional and continuing development
· Other ideas
Instructions for Authors

Special or subject-matter librarians interested in authoring a piece for this column are invited to contact the co-editors, Patti Gibbons or Deborah Schander 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Call for Papers - new initiatives and current issues in Libraries

Libri, The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies  was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  *   Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  *   Information and knowledge management
  *   Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  *   Indigenous knowledge
  *   Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  *   Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  *   Digital libraries and repositories
  *   Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  *   Information ethics and information law
  *   Information retrieval
  *   Information behavior
  *   Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  *   Archives & preservation
  *   Cultural heritage
  *   Book and publishing history
  *   Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies.
Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome.

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri