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Intergenerational Literacies: texto techno

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The IFLA Literacy and Reading and Information Literacy Sections are seeking proposals for a joint programme to be held at the IFLA Conference in Singapore in August 2013.

The challenge of new information and learning landscape can lead to all sorts of information gaps. One of them is a gap between texto and techno generations which can cause intergenerational isolation and separation. The program will showcase innovative and effective library programmes that intend to bridge this gap.

Proposals are requested for as many as ten tabletop presentations which will be given simultaneously. After an opening plenary keynote address, audience members will rotate to three different fifteen-minute presentations of their choice. Presenters will therefore be asked to repeat their presentation three times for three different sets of people.

Proposals chosen for presentation will be specific about how libraries and/or associations have tackled issues related to texto and techno literacies in their particular setting, thus developing intergenerational literacies, dialogue, digital inclusion and social cohesion. They should be grounded in theory, research, and/or practical applications. Because these projects will be presented in an informal, small group setting, speakers should plan some visual accompaniment such as a poster that can be set up on the table. Presenters may also want to bring brochures or flyers to hand out. People submitting successful proposals will be asked to write a brief paper summarizing their library programme or project for publication in the IFLA Proceedings. All chosen presenters will be listed in the official Conference programme.

Proposals in English are required, and should provide the following information:

Name and institution of speaker(s)

Brief biographical information

Proposal title

Brief (300 to 500 word) description of project and presentation format

Language of presentation

Proposals should be sent to Elena Corradini (Secretary of the Literacy and Reading Section) at ecorradini67@gmail.com by November 30, 2012. Please indicate "IFLA Proposal WLIC 2013" on the subject line. Finalists will be notified by December 15, 2012, and will be expected to submit final versions of their papers in one of the official IFLA languages by May 15, 2013.

For more information, please contact Leikny Haga Indergaard (Chair of Literacy and Reading Section) at: Leikny.Indergaard@bergen.kommune.no

Please note that it is the speakers’ responsibility to find funding for their participation.

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School Libraries Worldwide - Current Call for Papers

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School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

 

Outliers: School Librarianship Enables Success in All Environments (Volume 19, Number 1, January 2013)

 

This issue of School Libraries Worldwide is based on the theme of Outliers: School Librarianship Enables Success in All Environments.

 

How do school libraries throughout the world enable and ensure success? This issue is centered on the idea that school libraries and librarians can offer all students and stakeholders opportunities to expand knowledge, gain skills, and develop expertise. This theme was identified by social scientist Malcolm Gladwell who said in his 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success:

 

"We overlook just how large a role we all play…in determining who makes it…To build a better world we need to replace the patchwork of lucky breaks and arbitrary advantages today that determine success…with a society that provides opportunities for all (pp.74,78)."

 

For this issue, we encourage the submission of original research papers that explore how ways school and youth librarianship and libraries serve a range of users and contexts.

 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 

• Services for parents, community members, and other stakeholders; 

• Services to underserved, underserved, gifted, talented, special, or minority
students;

• Services in unusual contexts such as highly rural, highly urban, virtual, or
non-institutional environments;

• Collaborations between school librarians and community or public organizations;

• Recruitment and/or education of librarians in other careers or contexts;

• Programs and support for language learners and other challenged groups;

• Programs to inspire reading and information skills in reluctant students; or

• Analysis of outliers in large data sets.

 

Researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere.
Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors
to discuss their interests.

 

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent original research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

 

Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide and papers can be submitted online at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

 

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 1, 2012.

 

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors directly, Marcia A. Mardis (mmardis@fsu.edu) and Nancy Everhart (everhart@fsu.edu).

 

General suggestions and inquiries for the journal may be sent to:

 

Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart Editors, School Libraries Worldwide School of Library and Information Science College of Communication & Information The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA

Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622

E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

Web: http://www.iasl-online.org/pubs/slw/

Submission: http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

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Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Associate Director, The PALM Center

School of Library and Information
Studies The iSchool of Florida @ The Florida State University

 

Co-Editor

School Libraries Worldwide

Official Journal of the International
Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

mmardis@fsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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Call for Papers for School Libraries Worldwide - the only peer reviewed journal on school librarianship

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International Perspectives on School Library Education: From Face to
Face to Distance Education (Volume 18, Number 2, July 2012)

 

This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will center on the theme
of International Perspectives on School Library Education: From Face to
Face to Distance Education. In the ten years since the last SLW issue
on school library education (see volume 6, number 2), much has happened to the profession of school librarianship and the way in which education programs are delivered. For this issue, we encourage papers that explore how changes in the profession as well as in education delivery systems have influenced school library education programs.

 

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

 

Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 15, 2012.

 

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the guest editors, Allison G. Kaplan at agkaplan@wisc.edu
or Gail Dickinson at GDickins@odu.edu

 

Please see IASL web site for complete information about submitting a paper for this
issue: http://www.iasl-online.org/pubs/slw/slw_call.html

 

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Allison G. Kaplan, Ed.D.

Faculty Associate

School of Library and Information Studies

University of Wisconsin

4263 Helen C. White Hall

600 N. Park Street

Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 890-1335

Email: agkaplan at wisc dot edu

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Information Literacy Weblog: 11th Annual Information Literacy ...

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There is a call for presenters for the 11th Annual Information Literacy Summit: Transforming Information Literacy which will be held: April 24 2012 at John A. Logan College (Carterville, USA); April 30 at Illinois State University ...
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School Libraries World Wide - Call for Papers (Volume 19, Number 2, July 2013)

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Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship.

 

For this issue we will provide a space in which stories about story can be told, and in which research on the use of stories in the widest possible range of aspects of school librarianship can be reported. Research may address any aspect of story or narrative.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Story as a pedagogical tool. Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived experience,      as a research approach. The place of story and storytelling in the profession      of school librarianship. Digital storytelling. The impact of social media on storytelling. How professional identities of school librarians are inspired and developed through story. Oral traditions. Stories as a form of social capital in school library advocacy. Storytelling and the brain. Narrative inquiry as a qualitative research method. Interpretive research.

 

School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss  their interests.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide and papers can be submitted online at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 1, 2013.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors directly, Nancy Everhart and Marcia A. Mardis.

General suggestions and inquiries for the journal may be sent to:

Dr. Nancy Everhart and Dr. Marcia A. Mardis
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622
E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

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BOBCATSSS 2013 | Bobcatsss 2013 Conference

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1st Call for Papers BOBCATSSS 2013 ANKARA January 23-25, 2013

From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-Out”

 

The “21st BOBCATSSS Conference”, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 23-25
January 2013.

As it is known BOBCATSSS is an annual conference series that is traditionally
organized by students from European universities. At its 21st anniversary in
January 2013, BOBCATSSS is organized by students from two universities, being
Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Turkey and The
Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.

 

From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-out” being the main
theme, BOBCATSSS 2013 aims to bring together students, professors and
specialists in the field of library and information science. Today, the world
of libraries and librarians is, more than ever, set for change. The focus is
shifting towards creating connections between people and developing online
resources, rather than static collections focused on the ph ysical book. Part
of information specialist’s role is to facilitate and help the users navigate
through this jungle, and in due course find our own place in this ever changing
world: How will the role of the librarians develop in the future? What will
happen with the classic libraries and librarians in the future? Will the
physical library disappear and only exist in the digital world? In the light of
these challenges, BOBCATSSS 2013 will be a meeting place between the
professionals of tomorrow, and researchers and teachers of today.

 

Conference Theme(s)

Main topics of the conference include (but are not limited to) the following:

Serving Society in a Digital Age

The world is changing faster than we know it and everybody has a say in the
matter. People are creating and sharing online in a way never experienced
before. They tweet, make Facebook updates and they want to make an impression.
How can we be sure that both new and old is preserved; what is important to keep
and what are the demands of the digital population?

 

Information Professionals as Change-Agents

Challenges demand creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation. One of
the digital challenges for the users is to be able to navigate through the digital
jungle of information. A part of being information professional is to help
people become e-literate. How do we meet the cha llenges in our profession and
how can we influence the agenda?

 

Designing New Library Spaces

Today it’s not enough for a library to be able to store collections. The space
itself has to be engaging and inspiring to facilitate the users need for
information, experiences and cultural inspiration. A plethora of libraries
being built today are not only new icons but are also trying to reach the above
mentioned goals in new ways. How can we the information professionals encourage
this trend?

 

Mobile Information Services

We live in a world of hand held devices, and information has to be instantly
accessible. More and more information is being digitized, and the volume alone
is staggering. One of the tasks of the information professional is to create
accessible designs, not compromising the content. Ideas can come from unlikely
sources however. Are we capable of listening outside our own ranks?

 

Developing New Competencies

Lifelong learning is a term easy to use, but hard to master. Which competencies
do we expect the users to need, and what can they expect from us? Are we, as
information specialists, sufficiently prepared to guide them? Are we able to
combine the need-to-have with the nice-to-have skills the patrons want to a
satisfying degree and how do we keep improving?

 

Submission of Papers

In addition to papers, short papers (pecha-kucha), posters and workshops on
conference topics and general papers on information management are also
welcome. Student papers and posters are very welcome. Please use the extended
format guide available on the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions
and proposals, and send them to us using the Conference Management Software
(conftool) at https://www.conftool.pro/bobcatsss2013

 

Requirements for Abstracts

An extended abstract is required. The abstract has to be in Word format (i.e. doc
or docx). There should be an author description (first name, surname,
department, degree, university, city, country, e-mail), a title, three to six
keywords. It should only contain plain text (no figures and no tables), and the
extended abstract should be between 500-700 words in Times New Roman, font size
10. Also, please include your references and your citations using APA style.
Please see detailed information on http://www.bobcatsss.net.

 

Important Dates

First call: March 15th 2012

Second call: May 15th 2012

Third call: July 24th 2012

Deadline for abstracts: September 24th 2012

Author’s notification: October 24th 2012

Final paper submi ssion: November 24th 2012

Conference: January 23rd – 25th 2013

 

With kind regards,

The Bobcatsss 2013 student team and

Yaşar Tonta

Serap Kurbanoğlu

Hacettepe University

Department of Information Management

06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

Tel: +90312 297 80 00

Fax: +90312 299 20 14

 

Jack Andersen

Nanna Kann-Christensen

Royal School of Library and Information Science

Birketinget 6

DK-2300 Copenhagen S

T +45 32 58 60 66

D +45 32 34 13 04

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Call for Papers - 2012 - Theme: Friends or Foes – Public and School Libraries a Force for Change for Creating Smart Communities | IFLA

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