Call for submissions to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2015 issue of its annual e-journal, Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table.

Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that addresses issues faced by new librarians. Article submissions are accepted throughout the year, but articles received by February 1, 2015 will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2015 issue.

Articles should range from 2,000 – 4,000 words and present original research, practitioner-based research, and/or case studies directed at new librarians. Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Editor at to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope. NMRT members, current LIS students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit articles for consideration.

Endnotes also offers book and media reviews relevant to new librarians. Reviews range from 300 – 500 words. Those interested in reviewing are encouraged to contact the Editor to be included on the reviewers’ mailing list. Approved reviewers will receive periodic announcements of available books and websites.

For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines, please visit

iConference 2015 Early Registration Call

iConference 2015 registration is now open. Discounted early rates are available through Jan. 15, 2015. Register today to secure the early rate!

The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference 2015 will take place March 24-27, 2015, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. All information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome.

The official iConference 2015 schedule will be posted soon, and includes the following:
Keynote addresses by noted luminaries Christine L. Borgman, Carole Goble, and Scott E. Page.
• 51 completed research papers offering new and interesting perspectives on key topics in the information field.
• 40 preliminary results papers that explore developing thinking and perspectives.
• Nearly 100 poster presentations by present and future thought-leaders in the field.
12 workshops providing a meaningful and immersive experience in specific areas of study.
• 8 thought-provoking sessions for interaction and engagement.
• Myriad socializing and networking opportunities, including our evening Opening Reception, and also our Banquet Dinner at the waterfront Newport Dunes.
Special meetings for iSchools leadership, staff, and practitioners.
• The student Social Media Expo, presentation of the annual iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award, and much, much more!
Registration is open now. Participants are also encouraged to book their lodging in our specially priced room block at the conference hotel. See our Accommodations Page for details.

iConference 2015 is presented by the iSchools and hosted by University of California, Irvine: The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. The conference champion sponsors are Microsoft Research and UCI Hana Lab; contributors include Facebook and Nokia; additional support provided by Google, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, the UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and UCI Newkirk Center.

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Time is almost up! Submit Your Proposal for the BC Library Conference!

Just a quick reminder…the British Columbia Library Association and the Conference Planning Committee invite you to submit proposals for the 2015 BC Library Conference taking place in Richmond, BC from May 20th to 22nd 2015. THERE ARE ONLY EIGHT DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL!!!

Please submit your proposal before noon on Wednesday December 10th.
For quick information about proposals see here:
This year’s conference theme is Creative Communities. The theme focuses us on the power of creativity in both the library and the world around us. It emphasizes how we use creativity to seek new ways to collaborate with and serve both existing and new communities. The theme Creative Communities will bring us together to highlight and reflect on our practices and profession.

We are continuing with program streams in 2015 believing they are vital areas of dialogue to take us forward: access, evidence, activism, place, and work.

Access: Commodification of information, copyright, licensing vs ownership, digitization and preservation, metadata schemas and standards, open access, closed stacks, and institutional repositories – ensuring information remains accessible for everyone is not easy or guaranteed. Are our current tools of access and description adequate? What are we doing to advocate for free access and is it enough? What are the threats to access in both the physical and digital worlds?
Evidence: Evidence based library practice anyone? With this stream, we hope to make space for librarians and other information professionals to talk about research and how their findings can contribute to decision making in our professional practice. Let’s look beyond reference and circulation stats and ask how are we really doing.
Activism: We are not neutral. We are information activists, creators of information policy, advocates for intellectual freedom and protection of privacy. We challenge exclusion and digital divides and support social justice and diversity. How are we upholding the values and missions that protect and support our communities? What are we doing both internally and externally to ensure the library remains an open and inclusive space? What issues should we identify, address, or rally around to continue this important aspect of our profession?
Place: Learning space, maker/hackerspace, community space, physical and online space– the library as place of cultural and intellectual meaning is in a period of renewal. We are reconfiguring our spaces to be flexible and in many ways undefined. What are we learning about public space, user needs, and libraries as places?
Work: From collective bargaining and workers’ rights to professional development and identity, to the nuanced politics of communal fridges, we all share experiences and have valuable insight to contribute as workers. In this stream, we propose an exploration of that role within our various contexts. Let’s talk theory, practice, and everything in between.

Proposals should be for either 45 minutes or 75 minutes sessions. The final program will be a combination of selected submissions and invited speakers.
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, Dec. 10th.

We hope you feel inspired and excited by our plans for the 2015 BC Library Conference!

Thank you,
2015 Conference Co-Chairs: Anne Olsen and Erin Fields
BCLA ED : Annette DeFaveri

ACA@UBC’s Seminars and Symposium Website

Early bird registration is now open for the ACA@UBC’s 7th annual seminars and symposium: Professional Education and Archives: What Does the Future Require? held from February 11-13, 2015 at UBC. Read about the speakers, view schedules, register, and submit questions for panels via the website:

2015 ALA BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award

Are you an aspiring business librarian or do you know someone who is? Send us your nominations!
Applications for the 2015 Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel are being accepted until February 8, 2015
The BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel award is a $1250 cash award given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. Applicants should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.
More information as well as the nomination form can be found at:
Please send the complete nomination packet in electronic format to the Committee Chair, Michael Oppenheim at, with the subject line: 2015 BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award.
Questions? Contact Michael Oppenheim , 2015 Chair of BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award committee: moppenhe@library.ucla.eduor 310-825-0769

Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions: Managing Effective Collaborative Research Teams

Registration is now open for the following Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:
Managing Effective Collaborative Research Teams
Wednesday, December 10th 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM .
For a complete session description, see
To register, visit

New Frontiers Submission Deadline Extended

York University, Toronto
February 19-21, 2015
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline Extended to December 20, 2014
We are seeking proposals for the nineteenth annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. We encourage papers from a wide range of national, regional, thematic and methodological backgrounds. New Frontiers is an excellent opportunity for both MA and PhD students in history and related fields to present papers to colleagues from across Canada and the United States. We will be accepting papers on any geographic location and on a wide range of themes and topics including but not limited to:
• History and Historiography
• Public Memory and Commemoration
• Law, Politics, and Protest
• Popular Culture and Consumerism
• Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
• Religion and Society
• Empire and Nation
• Work, Class, and Community
• Urban, Rural and Environmental
• Migration and Diaspora
• Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
• Science, Medicine, Technology and Society
• First Nations, Metis, and Inuit
• Sovereignty and the State
• Public History and Education
• Intellectual History
Applicants are invited to submit 250 word proposals for individual papers or panels of either three or four papers. Submissions must be accompanied by a short biographical statement and email contact information. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2014.

Please complete your submission online by clicking on the following link:

Or by visiting:

New Frontiers Conference: c/o Victoria Jackson, Erica McCloskey, Barry Torch
Department of History, York University, 4700 Keele St.,
Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3

SAVE-the-DATE! True North Science Boot Camp 2015 coming to UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, May 25-27

The 2nd Annual True North Science Boot Camp for Librarians is moving to Kelowna, BC, Canada! – the heart of wine-country in Western Canada – and while we are still busy sorting all the details and adding them to the website, we want to make sure you block these dates off in your calendar so …
Save the dates! 2015 May 25-27
Save the website!
… and plan to attend the 2nd Annual True North Science Boot Camp (TNSBC) for librarians to take place at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Kelowna, BC, Monday, May 25 to Wednesday, May 27. Started in Massachusetts and spreading throughout the USA and now in Canada, science boot camps for librarians are immersive 2.5 day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists.
This year’s TNSBC will focus on Data Management in the Sciences: how science researchers use data, create data, their needs for managing data, and how librarians can facilitate the creation and execution of data management plans. Designed to correspond to anticipated changes with Canada’s Tri-Council funding agencies as these changes relate to data management, this year’s TNSBC will not only enlighten us from the researchers’ perspectives but will allow some professional discussion about the issue of data management in the sciences.

Who’s this for? Librarians involved in supporting research in the sciences or technology although anybody with an interest in science research is welcome.

What’s the cost? CDN$325 includes the camp plus 2 nights (dorm) accommodations with breakfast, lunch, breaks, and our official Boot Camp Dinner; CDN$225 for commuters includes the camp plus lunch, breaks, and our official Boot Camp dinner.

Optional (additional) Cost Items: additional accommodation requirements, parking, Boat Cruise, Wine Tour.
When will registration open? Monday, February 10, 2014. Please note that space is limited.
Sponsors: Council of Prairie & Pacific University Libraries and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan with more to come.
Check the True North2015 website for details as they take shape! See you there!

Call for Proposals: CLA 2015 Conference, Privacy and Security – Are you open to the public?

Deadline for submissions: December 19, 2014

The Canadian Library Association and the 2015 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the 70th CLA National Conference and Trade Show, which is taking place in Ottawa, ON from June 3 – 6, 2015. This year’s conference theme is Privacy and Security – Are you open to the public?. The theme was chosen because of the overarching scope of the topic, as it impacts our profession and workplaces in many different ways.
We welcome proposals from individuals and organizations interested in libraries and the information community, including public libraries, school libraries, college and university libraries of all sizes, special libraries, cultural institutions, government and the vendor community.
The Conference Committee is soliciting proposals on all topics of interest to the library and information community, and are particularly interested in sessions that explore, for example:
• Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation
• Privacy advocacy and education
• Information Technology security
• Role of libraries and librarians/library staff in protecting privacy and freedom of information

Session Formats
For 2015, the Conference Planning Committee is changing up the session formats to enhance participation, innovation, and collaboration. We are offering two session lengths:
• 20 minute sessions: Focussed sessions on specific topics or projects.
• 45 minute sessions: Larger discussions or panels.
CLA encourages submitters to include varied presentation formats: panels of speakers, discussions, debates, interviews – let your imagination guide you! We would like to particularly encourage sessions featuring multiple organizations or institutions presenting together.
A separate call for poster proposals will follow shortly.
Vendor Community Participation
Interested parties with corporate affiliation are welcome to submit proposals, either on their own or in collaboration with community partners. These proposals must demonstrate that the presentation will be objective and product-neutral.

• Deadline for submission is December 19, 2014
• All proposals must be submitted online through ProposalSpace
• Submitters are required to prepare all material and obtain complete information prior to submitting the proposal. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
• Submissions must include complete contact information for every person involved (proposer, panelist, speaker, etc) in the session.

Selection Criteria
The Conference Committee will select sessions based on the following criteria:
• Relevance of the ideas, methods, and/or projects to CLA communities
• Connection to the conference theme
• Clarity and appropriateness of the learning objectives for the session
• Novelty, originality and timeliness
• Evidence of collaboration within or across CLA communities
• Experience of the speaker(s)
• Quality of the proposal

All submitters will be notified 12 February, 2015.

Call for Volunteers – Indigenous Special Issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Dear iSchool students,

As Guest Editors of the Indigenous Special Issue of Cataloging & Classification (CCQ), we are recruiting volunteers to vet manuscripts in preparation for publication Spring 2015. The original call for papers is available at

We expect receipt of final draft manuscripts between Dec 8, 2014 – Jan 30, 2015. The volunteer work will be conducted online, and requires a good eye for detail and conscientious attention to citation accuracy. Each volunteer will be asked to vet 1 or 2 manuscripts, with a 7-day turn around for each manuscript.

The tasks include the following:
– check all citations for accuracy
– check all URL links
– check accuracy of all quotes
– ensure consistent use of American spelling
– ensure consistent use of Chicago Manual of Style notes and bibliography system where bibliographic citations are provided in endnotes. Endnotes must be sequentially numbered in superscripts at the end of each reference in the text and a corresponding endnote. The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition is available online via UBC Library. Previous CCQ issues provide examples of CMS style.

If you would like more information, or are interested in participating as a project volunteer, please contact Ann (address below). Volunteers please include a brief statement of your qualifications, and the dates you are available to vet a manuscript(s).

Thank you.

Best wishes,
Cheryl and Ann

Guest Editors, Indigenous special issue, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly

Cheryl A. Metoyer
Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor, The Information School, University of Washington
t. 206.543.6829

Ann M. Doyle
Head, Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia
t. 604.822.2385

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