IRRT (International Relations Round Table) RoundTable
Join USBBY on Saturday, June 25th @ 5-6pm for "The Threads That Hold a Spine"
Terry Farish writes books about new Americans who've come to the U.S. as refugees. In her talk "Threads That Hold a Spine" she weaves a story about listening closely to refugee families, their reading of picture books in their new language, English, and her discoveries of family, identity, and magic through creating Viola in The Good Braider, Joseph in Joseph's Big Ride, and Sophea, a Cambodian-American girl in Either the Beginning or the End of the World. As Sophea says, threads hold the spine of a book together, and stories told are the threads that hold her.
The voting is on for Conversation Starters now at this link. Go to the polls and give this program a thumbs up, if you are interested in International Literature.
Other People’s Voices: Using Global Literature in Translation to Reimagine Diversity in Libraries new
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Call for Proposals
CAPAL16: BEYOND THE LIBRARY: AGENCY, PRACTICE, AND SOCIETY
CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 29 – May 31, 2016 (Pre-conference workshop, May 28, 2016)
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016
University of Calgary
The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites participation in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016 at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (http://congress2016.ca/). The conference offers opportunity to share critical research and scholarship, challenge current thinking, and forge new relationships across all disciplines.
In keeping with the Congress 2016 theme, Energizing Communities, CAPAL16 seeks to look “Beyond the Library” to rethink how academic librarians engage with their communities within which our institutions are situated or those with whom we share disciplinary concerns or approaches. Such communities may be physical, epistemic, academic, or imagined communities, communities of identity, or those communities around us and to which we contribute.
What can the discipline of library and information studies (LIS) learn from other disciplines? What might LIS as an interdisciplinary field look like? Where and how should academic librarianship be situated within and in relation to other communities?
Like any institution, academic libraries both reflect and help shape the societies of which they are part. It is therefore critical for academic librarians to consider how they and their work are situated – professionally, ontologically, ethically, epistemologically, and physically. As social agents, we share and occupy socio-economic, political, and technological spaces in our efforts to provide diverse, high quality, informational resources and critical education within a contemporary (i.e., neoliberal) legal and economic framework.
In such an environment, effecting change requires seeking out, examining, and engaging with new ideas, approaches, theories, communities, understandings, and ways of knowing, which, themselves, may fall outside the traditional boundaries of the discipline of library and information studies. We need to move our lines of inquiry “beyond the library”–physically and intellectually–into new arenas and new communities. This conference is an invitation to academic librarians and scholars who study libraries and information to discuss how we can reframe academic librarianship: in practice, in policy, in theory, and in society.
Potential topic areas include but are not limited to:
- Academic librarianship in the context of urgent socio-political priorities, such as climate change, environmental sustainability, and social equity;
- The relationship between academic librarianship and democracy;
- Academic librarianship and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples;
- Indigenizing, decolonizing, diversity, and inclusion in academic librarianship;
- The philosophical bases of academic librarianship in social theory;
- The history of academic librarianship and the role of academic librarians in the academy;
- The potentially biased treatment of controversial issues and scholarly debates in knowledge organization and information retrieval systems;
- The sociology of knowledge mobilization;
- Academic librarianship and its relationship to the design of user spaces;
- Academic librarianship’s response to privacy and security in the “post-Snowden” era;
- Community development, “town-gown” relationships, and academic librarianship;
- Core values of academic librarianship in mediated spaces;
- Critical theory, interdisciplinary approaches and subject expertise in LIS education for academic librarians.
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 300 words and a presentation title, with brief biographical statement and your contact information. For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of 300 words as well as a list of all participants and brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of 300 words for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer. International proposals and proposals from non-members and students are welcome.
Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment as a doc. or docx. file, using the following filename format:
Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Chairs:
Michael Dudley: email@example.com
John Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for proposals: January 4th, 2016.
Journal of Web Librarianship Special Issue: International Voices
Do you work in a library outside of the U.S. and Canada? The Journal of Web Librarianship is seeking research articles, case studies, and other types of submissions from librarians around the world. AlthoughJWL has aimed to be an international journal from the beginning, the bulk of JWL submissions come from authors at U.S. and Canadian libraries. For this special issue, therefore, JWL will focus on library web projects and research outside these countries.
Topics for the special issue can include (but are not limited to):
· library web page design and redesigns,
· web project management,
· usability testing of library or library-related sites,
· cataloging or classification of Web information,
· user behavior on the web,
· search behaviors,
· social networking and libraries,
· mobile web librarianship,
· digitization or finding aids for unique collections,
· integrating digital collections into catalogs / discovery.
Submissions for this special issue will still undergo a double-blind peer review. However, to support consistency of organization across the issue and offer support to authors who use English as a second language, submissions will first undergo one or more rounds of “collegial review” to provide early feedback to authors about their manuscripts before submission to the blind peer review process.
In addition to following the regular JWL manuscript preparation guidelines, authors are asked specifically to provide information in the introduction about the role and status of libraries in their country or countries, as well as the state of any relevant technologies in their country relative to their topic. For example, an article about a library’s use of social networking to market services would include an explanation about how social networking technologies are generally used in that country (level of adoption, purposes, challenges, etc.).
Please submit manuscripts for consideration by August 15, 2015 to email@example.com Questions about this issue should also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Apologies for Cross-Posting* *Please circulate widely*
Just over three weeks to go until CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice and there are still some spots available (register here:goo.gl/cxmy2I)
The conference will feature presentations from leading and up-and-coming thinkers in critical librarianship, as well as keynote addresses by Henry Giroux and Sarah T. Roberts. Still undecided? Check out our full program online. http://goo.gl/4F2NTb
There'll also be a Twitter competition with prizes for best and most engaging critical tweets, a book launch, a dine-around at downtown Ottawa restaurants where you can continue your conversations with other attendees, and the election of our first CAPAL Board of Directors at the AGM. It's going to be a great conference!
We hope you'll join us! Register here
*Prière de faire circuler à vos réseaux* *S-v-p excusez les envois multiples*
Il ne reste que trois semaines avant le début du colloque de l’ACBAP15: Bibliothéconomie académique et la démarche critique. Il y reste toujours quelques places (inscrivez-vous ici: http://goo.gl/nBDaVs).
La conférence figure des présentations des leaders de la démarche critique en bibliothéconomie académique ainsi que des novices. Il y aura aussi des discours de la part d’Henry Giroux et de Sarah T. Roberts. Êtes-vous toujours indécis? Consultez notre programme en ligne.
Nous offrons un concours de Twitter avec des prix pour les meilleurs tweets critiques, un lancement de livre, un souper en groupe et l'élection de notre premier conseil d'administration de l’ACBAP lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle. Ça sera une conférence géniale! http://goo.gl/hM6qo9
Nous espérons que vous vous joindriez à nous! Inscrivez-vous ici
CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE -- Keynote Speakers and REMINDER Call for Proposalsby Leona Jacobs on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:54 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
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.
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.
As a member of CAPAL, The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, (& ALA's IRRT), I am spinning out this call for papers.
We are pleased to announce the CFP: Call for Papers for CAPAL's inaugural conference (see website and below) to be held at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University from May 25-26, 2014. CAPAL will joining over 70 scholarly associations to share ideas, knowledge, research and experience under the umbrella theme of "Borders Without Boundaries." The specific theme for CAPAL's conference, "Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship," speaks to a desire to bring together challenging perspectives relating to academic librarians while acknowledging the core values of academic librarianship.
We welcome proposals from all sectors of academic librarianship and look forward to seeing you at Congress in 2014.
On behalf of the Programme Planning Committee
CFP: Call for Papers
CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – May 25-26, 2014
Borders Without Boundaries, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014, Brock University
Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship
The boundaries of academic librarianship are shifting. At its inaugural conference the Programme Committee of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)/ L’Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP) is seeking to engage the community around key issues. We aim to create a program that will challenge current thinking about professional issues, promote the exchange of ideas and enhance communication among our members, and forge new relationships with other organizations that share our goals and values. We also aim to provide a venue to present research and scholarship.
THEME AND TOPICS
The conference theme “Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship” speaks to a desire to bring together challenging perspectives relating to academic librarians while acknowledging the core values of academic librarianship. The Programme Committee invites papers in English or French on any aspect of academic librarianship which address the Conference theme. Potential topics for exploration around which participants might share ideas, knowledge, experience and research include (but need not be limited to) the following:
Academic Freedom in a Litigious Age
Emerging Areas of Research and Scholarship
Advocacy and Mobilization
Promoting Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
Evolving Roles and Professional Identity
The Programme Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length. We also welcome proposals for other session formats. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief biographical statement, and your contact information. For complete panels, please submit a 250-word panel abstract as well as a list of all participants including brief biographical statements, and a separate 250-word abstract for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer. Please feel free to contact the Programme Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel or other session format. Proposals and questions should be directed to Mary Kandiuk, Programme Chair, at: email@example.com.
Deadline for proposals: November 22, 2013
Members of the Organizing Committee: Juliya Borie, Jennifer Dekker, Dean Giustini, Dave Hudson, Leona Jacobs, Rhiannon Jones, Mary Kandiuk, Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Mark Weiler
Appel à communications
Réunion annuelle de CAPAL/ACBAP - 25-26 mai, 2014
Frontières sans Limites, Congres des science humaines 2014, Université Brock
Des environnements en constante transformation: exploration des limites de la bibliothéconomie académique
Les limites de la bibliothéconomie sont en constante transformation. Pour sa première conférence, le Comite de programme de l’Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (CAPAL/ACBAP) cherche à mobiliser la communauté autour des questions clés. Nous visons à créer un programme qui remettra en question des idées actuelles sur les sujets professionnelles, promouvra l’échange des idées et améliora la communication entre nos membres tout en forgeant de nouvelles relations avec d’autres organisations qui partagent nos objectifs et nos valeurs. Nous souhaitons également à offrir un endroit pour de présenter les travaux de recherche et d’érudition.
Thème et sujets
Le thème de la conférence « Des environnements en constante transformation: exploration des limites de la bibliothéconomie académique» s’adresse à la volonté de rassembler les perspectives différentes liées aux bibliothécaires académiques tout en reconnaissant les valeurs fondamentales de la bibliothéconomie académique. Le Comité du programme recherche des communications en anglais ou en français sur tout aspect de bibliothéconomie académique qui aborde le thème de la conférence. Les sujets possibles pour l'exploration des idées et des connaissances, pour le partage de l'expérience et pour les sujets de recherche incluent les sujets suivants (liste non-exhaustive):
La liberté académique dans une époque litigieuse
Nouveaux domaines de recherche et d’érudition
Plaidoyer et mobilisation
Promotion de la diversité, l'équité et la justice sociale
Evolution des rôles etde l’identité professionnelle
Le Comité du programme invite les communications individuelles ainsi que des contributions pour un atelier de discussion. Le Comité du programme souhaite que les communications individuelles/soumissions pour l’atelier de discussion soient animés par un maximum de 3 conférenciers et d’une durée d'environ 20 minutes. Nous sommes également à l’écoute de propositions pour mettre en place des sessions au format différent. Pour les communications individuelles, veuillez soumettre un résumé de 250 mots, une courte notice biographique ainsi que vos coordonnées. Pour les ateliers de discussion, veuillez soumettre un résumé de 250 mots ainsi qu'une liste de tous les participants, y compris de courtes notices biographiques et un résumé de 250 mots pour chaque présentateur. Veuillez identifier et fournir les coordonnées des participants pour l'organisateur de l’atelier de discussion. N'hésitez pas à contacter le Comité du programme pour discuter d'un sujet pour une session individuelle, propositions pour un atelier de discussion ou autre format de session. Propositions et questions doivent être adressées à Mary Kandiuk, Chaire du Programme à firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date limite de soumission: le 22 novembre 2013.
Les membres du comité organisateur: Juliya Borie, Jennifer Dekker, Dave Hudson, Dean Giustini, Leona Jacobs, Rhiannon Jones, Mary Kandiuk, Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Mark Weiler
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child needs to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. This treaty is the legally binding international instrument to guarantee the basic human rights of children – right to survival; to develop the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. This document was reviewed during the Reagan administration and signed by President Clinton, but never ratified by the U.S. Senate. One hundred ninety-three members of the United Nations have ratified this treaty. Only Somalia, South Sudan and the United States have not! What an embarrassment for our country – the country of the document’s origin!
USBBY has posted a petition on We the People to encourage our Senate to ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. We need 150 signatures in the next 10 days to keep this petition live and then 10,000 signatures by Sept. 18 for this petition to be sent to the Senate. It takes a minute to register and then e-sign. If you agree with the need, can you share the info and the link?
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Featured speakers at the 10th IBBY Regional Conference in St. Louis include Ashley Bryan and Pat Mora, creators of the 2013 International Children's Book Day poster, Peter Sis the 2012 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Bryan Collier and Jacqueline Woodson, 2014 illustrator and author nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen award as well as Katherine Paterson, Andrea Chang, Simon Elkeles, Sara Farizan, Gregory Maguire and Louise May. International speakers include: Mem Fox, Ifeoma Onyfulu, Siobhán Parkinson and Klaas Verplancke. There is still time to register
In addition to these key speakers, there are workshops, special exhibits and book discussions.
See you in St. Louis.
Identity and Depiction
"Mask and Veil: Representations of Dual Identity in Art Spiegelman´s Maus and Marjane Satrapi´sPersepolis"
Presenter: Taraneh Matloob, Oakland University, MI
"Beyond the Dreidel: Evaluating the Depiction of the Jewish American Experience in Children´s Literature"
Presenter: Lisa Silverman, Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles
Library Programming with a Global Focus
"Bringing the World to Your Library: Incorporating International Books into Everyday Practice"
Presenter: Robin L. Gibson, Westerville (Ohio) Public Library
"Diverse Voices, Digital Narratives: Connecting Children, Books, and Digital Media to Promote Bookjoy Around the World"
Presenter: Jamie Campbell Naidoo, University of Alabama
Immigration in YA Books
"Displacement Narratives: Displacing Authentic Voice or Addressing an Authentic Gap?"
Presenters: Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati; Rebecca Gasiewicz, University of Cincinnati; Jessica Wertz, University of Cincinnati; and Craig West, University of Cincinnati
Writing about Tough Topics for Teens
Author Conversation: Sara Farizen and Simone Elkeles
Emerging African Artists and Writers
Author’s Perspective: Ifeoma Onyefulu
"Joyful News from South African Creators of Children´s Books"
Presenter: Barbara Lehman, Ohio State University, Mansfield
Using Special Collections
"Building Bloch´s: The Artistry of International Sensation Serge Bloch from Bayard´s Bible to the Tweets of Steve Martin"
Presenter: Neal Sokol, St. Louis, MO
"Resources for Children´s Literature Study in Special Collections and Archives"
Presenter: Karen Hoyle, St. Paul, MN
Celebrating Indigenous Cultures
"Celebrating and Revitalizing Language: Indigenous Bilingual Children´s Books"
Presenters: Nancy Hadaway, Arlington, TX; Terrell A. Young, Brigham Young University
"Celebrating Contemporary Native American Life in Children´s Books"
Presenters: Nancy Bo Flood and Linda Boyden authors; Lafrenda Frank, Salinas Bookshelf; Sam Scinta, Fulcrum Publishing, Inc.
YA Literature in North and South Korea
"North Korean Lives: Real-life Stories in Young Adult Literature"
Presenter: G. Yeon Park, Indiana University
"Korean Graphic Novels as a Window, a Mirror, and a Door: Toward a Deeper Understanding for LGBTQ Inclusion"
Presenter: Kyoung Wan Cathy Shin, Indiana University
"PictureBookJoy: Humor in International Picture Books"
Presenter: Carolyn Angus, Claremont (CA) Graduate University
"Crossing Boundaries with Humor: Experiencing Contemporary Childhood through Humor Codes in Korean and Japanese Picture Books"
Presenters: Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico; Junko Sakoi, University of Arizona
Culture-Specific Children´s Collections
"The Status of the Bunko in Japan"
Presenter: Junko Shiozaki, Keio University. Japan
"´Masaya, Maganda, at Mahiwaga´: Rewards and Challenges of Developing a Filipino Children´s Book Collection"
Presenter: Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia
"Depictions of African American and Black Culture in Graphic Literature"
Presenter: Michael Kersulov, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Hair in Children´s Literature around the World"
Presenter: Theresia Enny Anggraini, Ohio State University
Joys of the Author-Editor Relationship
Author: Andrea Cheng
Editor: Louise May
Cross-Cultural Fertilization of Folklore
"Nossa Senhora Aparecida de Brasil and Our Lady of Guadalupe of Mexico"
Presenters: Denise Davila, University of Georgia, Athens; Renata Junqueira de Souza, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo
"The Mitten Motif"
Presenters: Chelsey May Bahlmann, University of Georgia, Athens; Xiaoli Hong, University of Georgia, Athens; Oksana Lushchevska, University of Georgia, Athens
"Getting to Know ´The Other´: Muslims in Children´s Literature"
Presenter: Elsa Marston, Bloomington, IN
"Understanding Islam and Muslims through Picture Books"
Presenter: Heidi Torres, Indiana University
"BookJoy for Middle School: Poetry in Many Voices"
Presenters: Sylvia Vardell, Texas Woman´s University; David L. Harrison, Springfield, MO
The Immigrant Experience
"Finding Truths in Fiction: Immigration Stories in Korean-American Picture Books"
Presenter: Joanne Yi, Indiana University
"Exploring Journeys: The Bookjoy of Global Children´s Literature"
Presenters: Linda T. Parsons, Ohio State University, Marion; Angela Rietschin, Ohio State University, Marion; Bettie Parsons Barger, Ohio State University, Marion; Lisa Patrick, Ohio State University, Marion
The 10th IBBY Regional Conference promises to provide a unique opportunity for teachers, librarians, and other readers to experience the world of international children´s and young adult literature. The conference theme "BOOKJOY Around the World," captures the spirit of what will happen over the course of three days as people from diverse areas of the globe come together to read, discuss, share, and revel in books that take us to real and imaginary worlds, offer insights into other people and ways of life, and promote international understanding through children's books. USBBY is honored to use the same theme as that of the 2013 IBBY International Children´s Book Day poster and activities designed by Ashley Bryan, children´s book illustrator and Pat Mora, children´s author. http://www.usbby.org/conf_home.htm
If you are interested in presenting a poster session, please send a proposal to the IBBY Conference Program Planning Committee. Following are content guidelines the Committee will consider in reviewing proposals. Proposals should meet one or more of the following guidelines:
- Content focuses on children´s and/or adolescent literature.
- Content provides information on reading promotion programs and/or activities for children/adolescents.
- Content provides ideas for celebrating the IBBY International Children´s Book Day.
Proposal Format Please include the following in your proposal:
- Name, affiliation, address, phone, email
- Presentation title
- Brief description, 25 word maximum
Presentation narrative: describe the content of your presentation, including how it addresses one or more of the content guidelines, and how you plan to present it in poster format (500 word maximum)
Proposal Submission Email your proposal to: IBBY Regional Program Committee email address: email@example.com. Submission deadline: August 15, 2013.