ALA ACRL ESS De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant

ESS De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant

http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/essgrant/application

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

The grant supports research in European studies with an emphasis on librarianship, the book trade, resource documentation and similar information-science related topics. The grant was established in 2011 by ACRL WESS under the sponsorship of the Walter de Gruyter Foundation for Scholarship and Research [Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung] and managed by ACRL ESS.

Award

2,500 Euro sponsored by the De Gruyter Foundation to cover travel to and from Europe and transportation, room, and board in Europe, for up to thirty (30) consecutive days.

Eligibility

Each applicant must be a member of ACRL and employed as a librarian or information professional in a university, college, community college, or research library in the year prior to application for the award.

 Criteria

The purpose of the grant is to support research on the acquisition, organization, or use of library resources from or relating to Europe. Current or historical subjects may be treated. The award jury will review proposals with the following in mind:

  • What is the work to be accomplished?

The proposal should be as explicit as possible about the current state of knowledge in the area and what will be achieved by the successful completion of the study.

  • What is the need for and value of the proposed research?

The proposal should provide persuasive evidence that the study is of practical use or scholarly value to the wider community of European Studies librarians or academic scholars.

  • What is the methodology for carrying out the proposed work?

The research design should be as specific as possible and demonstrate why a trip to Europe is essential to the research.

  • Can the work be accomplished within the time frame proposed?

If the study extends beyond 30 days, the proposal should specify how the additional work would be completed and funded.

  • Are the applicant’s qualifications sufficient to carry out the study?

The applicant should document the ability to complete the proposed research in a timely manner.

Submissions

Electronic submissions through the online application form are required. The application form must be completed in its entirety. Applications must be received by December 7, 2018, to receive consideration.

Supporting documents to accompany the nomination form include:

  • A proposal, maximum of five (5) pages, double-spaced
  • A tentative travel itinerary of up to thirty (30) days, including the proposed countries and institutions to be visited and the preferred period of study/travel
  • A travel budget, including estimated round-trip coach airfare, transportation in Europe, lodging expenses, and meal costs
  • A current curriculum vitae

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo (at least 300 dpi), which will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

All supporting documents must be compiled by the applicant and uploaded through the nomination form as a single PDF (max size 20MB). Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

Application from previous years which have not been selected may be resubmitted with revisions.

 Information

If you have questions, please contact Award Committee Chair Ann Snoeyenbos, AnnS@muse.jhu.edu, or ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org

CFP: Exploring Literacies Through Digital Humanities (dh+lib special issue) @DHandLib

CFP: Exploring Literacies Through Digital Humanities

This past year an informal group of librarians began meeting to discuss the intricate relationships between digital humanities (DH) and literacies—information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, data literacy, and the like—with the intention of fostering a larger conversation around the topic and learn more about what’s actually happening “on the ground.” The group was motivated by the desire to help librarians striving to incorporate digital pedagogy into their teaching and those seeking to engage more critically with digital forms of scholarship. To contribute to this conversation, this dh+lib special issue is seeking submissions that explore DH work, be it research, digital project creation and evaluation, or digital pedagogy, through the lens of literacies.

Call: https://acrl.ala.org/dh/2019/09/04/cfp-exploring-literacies-through-digital-humanities/

The aim of this special issue is to provide readers from all areas of librarianship with greater insight into the intersection of DH and literacies, therefore, please keep the audience in mind and make choices such as defining DH-specific terms or linking out to resources that provide further explanation of DH methods and concepts.

New voices and submissions from graduate students, junior scholars, instructional technologists, and others who work on the frontlines of DH and literacy work are encouraged. Perspectives from outside of the U.S. are particularly welcome. Submissions may take the form of short essays (between 750 and 1500 words long) or responses in other media that are of comparable length. Possible topics include:

  • How can digital humanities tools/methods inform teaching information literacy concepts? Or vice versa?
  • How do aspects of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, such as the constructed and contextual nature of authority, fit in with digital humanities work? How do digital humanities methods and scholarship create challenges for the ACRL Framework?
  • How might the ACRL Framework (or other frameworks and literacies) serve as a basis for evaluating digital humanities scholarship?
  • What are the threshold concepts for digital humanities?
  • How might our professional literacies inform our collection practices, especially around collections as data?
  • How might DH literacies inform other areas of professional practice?
  • Conduct an analysis of a digital humanities project that explores the literacies and competencies necessary for its creation.
  • Discuss criticisms of literacies as a concept or issues with applying a literacy framework to DH work.

Please send your proposals in the form of a 250-word abstract and a brief biographical statement for each author to the editors at dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com using the subject line: 2019 Special Issue. Proposals are due by October 30, 2019.

Copyright notice: Material published on dh+lib will be covered by the CC BY-4.0 International license unless otherwise arranged with the Editors-in-Chief.

Activism Across the Political Spectrum: Challenges for Practice, Research and Teaching in the Cultural Heritage Field

Type: Call for Papers

Date: October 12, 2019

Location: United Kingdom

Subject Fields: Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference 2020 at University College London (UK).

We invite proposals for the following panel for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference 2020: Futures (https://achs2020london.com/)

Date of the Conference: 26 – 30 August 2020

Venue: University College London, London, UK

Submission Deadline for Paper Abstracts: 12 October 2019
Panel Session: Activism Across the Political Spectrum: Challenges for Practice, Research and Teaching in the Cultural Heritage Field

This session examines different types of activism and activist groups across the political spectrum and discusses how the dramatic political shifts and the rise of populist and far-right groups and parties in many countries across the globe have impacted – and keep impacting – the cultural heritage sector. While recent academic literature has primarily focused on the progressive activist potential within the cultural heritage sector, the panel seeks to explore how various activist groups have used cultural heritage sites, museums, or grassroots initiatives to promote their agendas. One of the principal aims of this panel is to understand the shifting dynamics among various actors in the field. A second aim is to explore implications and future challenges for practice and teaching. How should academic disciplines such as critical heritage and museum studies reconsider their curricula and include teaching activist and grassroots strategies alongside academic institutional critique?

We welcome proposals for papers that explore how activists across the political spectrum have managed to turn non-issues into issues. What sort of tactics and respective counter-tactics have activists employed? And how have the wider public, non-institutional initiatives as well as institutional organisations in the field responded, e.g. by rejecting and pro-actively fighting back or by embracing and adopting activists’ agendas? We are interested in a wide range of activist practices across the globe, ranging from local initiatives to global, social media-driven movements. Areas may include—but are not limited to—eco-rights, human rights, civil rights, gender and LGBTQI+ policies, data rights, etc. We welcome cross-disciplinary proposals from individuals at different stages in their careers, including early career researchers, academics and practitioners from a range of methodological and conceptual perspectives.

Abstract Submission: Please send an abstract of 250 words max. for a 15 min. paper presentation (followed by 5 min. Q&A) and your contact details (email address) and affiliation (if any) directly to the panel organiser Dr Annette Loeseke (NYU Berlin) by 12 October 2019: annette.loeseke@nyu.edu.

Please note that the conference fee is 350£ (regular fee) / 290£ (student fee).

Panel Organiser: Dr Annette Loeseke (Lecturer in Museum Studies, New York University Berlin)

For any enquiries please contact annette.loeseke@nyu.edu.

Contact Info: Dr Annette Loeseke, Lecturer in Museum Studies, New York University, Berlin Campus (Germany)

Contact Email: annette.loeseke@nyu.edu

 

CFP: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2020 (San Diego, California – April 28, 2020)

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The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. We welcome proposals from a wide variety of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

Proposals should fall into one of two formats:

  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A); 1-2 speakers.
  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes; limited to one speaker

This year, we are especially interested in proposals from international applicants and/or proposals with international perspectives. We will be welcoming keynote speakers Reggie Raju (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and Arianna Becerril-Garcia (Redalyc).

Other relevant topics include:

  • social justice and open access
  • the future of open access
  • data management and sharing; open data
  • Linked data
  • open educational resources
  • curation of digital collections
  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • diverse repository platforms and functions
  • digital humanities
  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses
  • scholarly communication
  • technical applications related to platforms or tools
  • web archiving
  • web annotation

Submit your proposal at digital.sandiego.edu/symposium (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) Please note:

  • In the interest of providing a rich, face-to-face experience for attendees, virtual / remote presentations and lightning talks will not be accepted.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive.
  • Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

 

New Issue: International Journal of Digital Curation

Volume 14 no. 1 (2019)
(open access)

Papers (Peer-reviewed)

Digital Curation Education at the Universities of Ibadan and Liverpool
Abiola Abioye, James Lowry, Rosemary Lynch

Progress in Research Data Services
Andrew M Cox, Dr, Mary Anne Kennan, Dr, Elizabeth Josephine Lyon, Dr, Stephen Pinfield, Dr, Laura Sbaffi, Dr

Putting the Trust into Trusted Data Repositories: A Federated Solution for the Australian National Imaging Facility
Andrew James Mehnert, Andrew Janke, Marco Gruwel, Wojtek James Goscinski, Thomas Close, Dean Taylor, Aswin Narayanan, George Vidalis, Graham Galloway, Andrew Treloar

Updating the Data Curation Continuum
Andrew Treloar, Jens Klump

Identifying Topical Coverages of Curricula using Topic Modeling and Visualization Techniques: A Case of Digital and Data Curation
Seungwon Yang, Boryung Ju, Haeyong Chung

Articles

Developing a data management consultation service for faculty researchers: A case study from a large Midwestern public university
Virginia A Dressler, Kristin Yeager, Elizabeth Richardson

Experimental Data Curation at Large Instrument Facilities with Open Source Software
Line Pouchard, Kerstin Kleese van Dam, Stuart I Campbell

CFP: Catholic Library World (ongoing)

This call does not specifically mention archives, but is a good opportunity for anyone who works with Catholic collections.

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Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer-reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500-5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

For more information, please visit this website: https://cathla.org/Main/About/Publications

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, sigridkelsey@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Judaica Librarianship (2020)

Call for Papers, Volume 22

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement, or the birth of Jewish Studies as an academic discipline. For the 22nd issue of Judaica Librarianship, the editorial board invites you to submit papers on the contribution of libraries and archives, as well as individual librarians and archivists or librarian–scholar collaborations, to the scholarly field of Jewish Studies. Papers could focus on collection building, in particular collections that contributed to the formation and development of Jewish Studies; description of, and discovery systems for library and archival objects, including library catalogs, library guides, archival finding aids, or metadata creation for digitized collections; bibliographies or other reference tools; reference, research, and instruction services, including online tutorials; and library outreach efforts, including interaction with scholars and students on social media. Other papers that meet the journal’s scope are welcome as well. For JL’s submission guidelines and policies, see the journal homepage at https://ajlpublishing.org/jl/; or contact the editor for any questions. The deadline is January 31, 2020.

Rachel Leket-Mor

Associate Librarian, MA, MLIS

Curator, Open Stack Collections

IsraPulp Collection

Arizona State University Library

Phone: 480-965-2618

 

Editor, Judaica Librarianship

Association of Jewish Libraries

https://ajlpublishing.org/jl/