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Discussion CFP: Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives

by Eric Novotny on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 01:04 pm

I am pleased to distribute the call for papers for the 2015 LHRT Research forum
in San Francisco. The theme of the 2015 Research Forum will be Libraries and
ontiers. I invite you to submit your work relating to this broad theme, which
includes cultural as well as geographical frontiers. Details below. Please
share broadly with colleagues interested in library history.

Cheers,
Eric Novotny

I am pleased to distribute the call for papers for the 2015 LHRT Research forum
in San Francisco. The theme of the 2015 Research Forum will be Libraries and
ontiers. I invite you to submit your work relating to this broad theme, which
includes cultural as well as geographical frontiers. Details below. Please
share broadly with colleagues interested in library history.

Cheers,
Eric Novotny

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association
(ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San
ancisco, June 25-30, 2015.

"Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives"
Library History Round Table Research Forum, June 2015

The theme of the Forum will be the history of libraries and different kinds of
ontiers – geographical as well as figurative.

Subjects may include -- but are not limited to -- historical studies of:
• Geographical Frontiers - libraries situated at (or beyond)
national/regional boundaries; libraries expanding into new territories. 
• Intellectual and cultural Frontiers – libraries advancing and responding
to new ideas and shifting paradigms.
• Technological Frontiers – libraries at the forefront of innovation.

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including
students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals addressing academic libraries
are encouraged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Association of
College and Research Libraries (ACRL), but submissions exploring all library
types are welcome.

Proposals are due on Jan. 16, 2015. Each proposal must include the paper title,
an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. Also, please
indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that
the abstract include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of
significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and
conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

om the submissions received, the LHRT Research Committee will select several
authors to present their completed work at the Forum. So that the Forum's
facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due
June 19, 2015. Presentations will likely be recorded and made available to paid
conference attendees. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 27,
2015. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration
options, see ALA's events and conferences page at: http://www.ala.org/.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: January 16, 2015 
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 19, 2015

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
Eric Novotny
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair Penn State University Libraries
W321 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 865-1014
E-mail: ecn1@psu.edu

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Discussion Nominations for Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due in 4 days!

by Mary Oberlies on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 05:59 pm

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 5th!  The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.  

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 5th!  The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.  

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of a model bibliography/information services program in a law or political science library.
  • History of contributions to the field through research, publications and other activities displaying active participation in the advancement of law/political science librarianship.
  • Service to the profession through ACRL or related regional and national organizations.
  • ​Promotion or development of an education program for law and political science librarianship that has served as a model for other courses and programs.

The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination including the name, address, and phone number of the nominator and the nominee, as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current curriculum vita for the nominee.  Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

For more details about the award or to learn about previous recipients, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/martalangecq

 

Mary Oberlies

Chair, Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Committee​

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Discussion CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice - One week left to submit!

by Leona Jacobs on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Just one week left to submit proposals for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice. The conference is shaping up to be an exciting event, with keynotes Henry Giroux and Sarah T. Roberts. Check out the CFP at http://bit.ly/CAPAL15CFP.

Submissions are due December 8th.

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Just one week left to submit proposals for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice. The conference is shaping up to be an exciting event, with keynotes Henry Giroux and Sarah T. Roberts. Check out the CFP at http://bit.ly/CAPAL15CFP.

Submissions are due December 8th.

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Il ne reste qu’une semaine à soumettre des propositions au colloqueACBAP15: Bibliothéconomie académique et la démarche critique, qui sera un événement passionnant, avec des discours de Henry Giroux et de Sarah T. Roberts. Consultez l'appel de propositions au lien suivant:http://bit.ly/ACBAP15AP.

La date limite est le 8 décembre 2014.

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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2015-2016 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2015-2016 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2015, for appointments that begin July 1, 2015.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate

Volunteer for division or section committees
Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Ann Campion Riley invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2015-2016 division or section committee.

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year he or she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish the charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2015.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2015. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or (312) 280-2519 or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org or (312) 280-2514.

ACRL division-level committee appointments

ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL Web site (www.acrl.org, select “Directory of Leadership” from the menu bar).

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the Appointments Committee chair John Budd, Professor, University of Missouri, BuddJ@missouri.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL has 17 specialized sections to help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards

ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form. Contact information is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/editorialboards/ebs.

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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Midwinter 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 09:55 am

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

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Discussion Reminder: ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards Nominations Due January 15, 2015

by Sherri Brown on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 07:43 am

The 2015 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until January 15, 2015.  

 The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is now accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

The 2015 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until January 15, 2015.  

 The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is now accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

 The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.

The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.

Recipients will be honored at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

 For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards

 

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Discussion CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE -- Keynote Speakers and REMINDER Call for Proposals

by Leona Jacobs on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:53 am

Call for Proposals:  CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015; Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015; University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Call for Proposals:  CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015; Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015; University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory. The conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for CAPAL/ACBAP’s 2015 Conference: renowned cultural critic and education scholar Henry Giroux and LIS scholar Sarah T. Roberts.

Sarah T. Roberts is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Information Studies (FIMS), Western University. Her current research focuses on the practice of commercial content moderation (CCM), a form of digital labor behind the scenes of the social media industry, “knowledge work” and the reconfigurations of labor and production in a Post-Industrial, globalized context. She is further interested in dissections of notions of digital information in society, and its attendant sociocultural, economic and ethical implications. At FIMS, she teaches in the MLIS program on managing and working in information organizations and leads a group of students, staff and faculty in the FIMS Gaming Club. She is a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, and completed her Master’s in Library and Information Studies at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please visit her website at illusionofvolition.com for more information about her research, teaching, and current discussions related to the topics above (and more).

Henry Giroux is a renowned public intellectual and leading scholar of (higher) education, culture, and politics. He has authored and co-authored dozens of books, including, most recently, Neoliberalism’s War Against Higher Education (2014), The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine (2014), and Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (forthcoming, 2015). Giroux taught high school history in Barrington, Rhode Island from 1968 to 1975. Giroux received his Doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon in 1977. He then became professor of education at Boston University from 1977 to 1983. In 1983 he became professor of education and renowned scholar in residence at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he also served as Director at the Center for Education and Cultural Studies. He moved to Penn State Univeristy where he took up the Waterbury Chair Professorship from 1992 to May 2004. He also served as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies. He moved to McMaster University in May 2004, where he currently holds the McMaster University Chair in Scholarship for the Public Interest. For more about Giroux, visit http://henryagiroux.com.

We are excited to add Giroux and Roberts to what is shaping up to be a very exciting program for CAPAL/ACBAP 2015.

Consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or panel yourself! Click here for the CFP and full submission details.

Deadline for proposals: December 8th, 2014.

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Discussion Call for Nominations: LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award

by Mary Oberlies on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

Dear Colleagues,

Do you know an academic or law librarian who through, research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions in law or political science? If so, consider nominating him/her for the LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award.

Nominations are due by December 5, 2014

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

Dear Colleagues,

Do you know an academic or law librarian who through, research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions in law or political science? If so, consider nominating him/her for the LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award.

Nominations are due by December 5, 2014

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of a model bibliography/information services program in a law or political science library.
  • History of contributions to the field through research, publications and other activities displaying active participation in the advancement of law/political science librarianship.
  • Service to the profession through ACRL or related regional and national organizations.
  • Promotion or development of an education program for law and political science librarianship that has served as a model for other courses and programs.

The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination including the name, address, and phone number of the nominator and the nominee, as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current curriculum vita for the nominee.  Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

For more details about the award or to learn about previous recipients, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/martalangecq

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Discussion NMRT Mentoring Committee Seeking More Mentors

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 02:29 pm

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

For further information and to apply, please visit
http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.comNMRT

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Discussion Call for Proposals: CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice

by Leona Jacobs on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

*With apologies for cross-posting. Please share.*

 

Call for Proposals
CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice
CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

*With apologies for cross-posting. Please share.*

 

Call for Proposals
CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice
CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory. The conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

THEME
In keeping with the Congress 2015 theme, Capital Ideas, the focus of CAPAL15 is critical practice: the intersection of our work as librarians with purposeful critical reflection on the dominant ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that characterize academic librarianship. With academic librarians negotiating increasingly fraught settings in the academy and beyond, it is more important than ever that we inform our work with rigorous examination of our assumptions, practices, and environments, both through reflection and dialogue within the profession, as well as through engagement with other disciplines and communities.

CAPAL15 encourages the broad participation of all those with an interest in fostering critical inquiry in academic librarianship. We seek to cultivate multiple understandings of critical practice:

Practice: Critical practice asks us to consider the role of critical reflection in shaping our approaches to day-to-day professional practice. What do such concrete applications look like? How, for instance, do you apply feminist perspectives to your collections work? What does your library instruction session look like when designed through a critical pedagogy lens? What, more broadly, is the value of such applications of critical reflection?

Theory: Critical practice also points to the practice of critical theory itself – the interrogation of the limits of particular assumptions in academic librarianship and/or the investigation of LIS problems using theoretical frameworks from other disciplines. How, for instance, might postcolonial theory allow us to think more critically about intellectual freedom? What can political economy perspectives tell us about research practice in LIS?

Professional and civic engagement: Critical practice refers to critical exploration of our goals and struggles as a profession, as well their connection to other political goals such as the empowerment of students, faculty, and other members of the community, or the struggle to define universities as public space and research as public good.

POTENTIAL TOPICS

Our exchange of ideas at CAPAL15 will involve the pursuit of discussions spurred by any of these interpretations of critical practice or others, by their points of intersection, and even by the recognition of their limits. Papers presented might relate to any aspect of the following sub-themes (though they need not be limited to them):

  • Critical approaches to core practices: information literacy, collections, description, archives, copyright, metrics, technology, etc.
  • Critical reflections on core values: intellectual freedom, (open) access, privacy, preservation, professionalism, etc.
  • Critical reflections on professional issues: LIS education, deprofessionalization, governance, advocacy, etc.
  • Intersections of librarianship with social and global justice, equity, decolonization
  • Librarianship and higher education in relation to neoliberalism, austerity, and other socioeconomic phenomena
  • Critical library research practice and/or methodologies
  • Critical approaches to librarianship and culture
  • Critical reflections on working in and across different disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and beyond
  • Critical theory and philosophy in librarianship

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of 400-500 words and a presentation title, along with a brief biographical statement, and your contact information. For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of 400-500 words as well as a list of all participants including brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of 400-500 words for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer. International proposals and proposals from non-members are welcome.

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals and questions should be directed to Dave Hudson, Program Chair, at dhudson@uoguelph.ca.

Deadline for proposals: December 8th, 2014

Further information about the conference, as well as Congress 2015 more broadly, will be available soon.

 

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