Category Archives: Call for Papers

Call for Applications: ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards

Are you a student who has written a paper that you’re especially proud of, and you want the opportunity to share it with the wider ARLIS Community AND get a $500 prize plus a scholarship to attend the upcoming conference?

Or maybe you’ve got an internship in an art library planned for next year, and you’d like to get paid for it?

Now’s your chance! Please see below for more information on the Student Advancement Awards.

Please submit all applications to ARLIS/NA committee chair, Gwen Mayhew, at gmayhew@cca.qc.ca.

The awards committee members are: Debra Riley-Huff, Giana Ricci, Larry Eames, Jessica Craig, Virginia Seymour and Heather Saunders.

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ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards

Submission deadline for both awards – Sunday, December 18th, 2022

Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. Any student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program, or in a graduate program in art history or a related discipline, is encouraged to submit a paper or online project created in conjunction with a course assignment during the previous eighteen months (since June 2021). One submission per person. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to gmayhew@cca.qc.ca

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Paper or online project about a topic relevant to art librarianship, written as a course assignment.
  • An abstract of 250 words and 10-25 pages typed, double-spaced, for a paper submission, or a 250-word summary for an online project.
  • A title page that includes the student’s name, the name of the institution, the course for which the submission was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the paper/project.
  • Applicants must include their mailing address, email address, and telephone number with their applications.

The award includes:

  • $500.00 prize.
  • Conference registration and up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 51st Annual Conference in Mexico City, April 18th-21st
  • Opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices in the Profession panel.
  • One-year membership to ARLIS/NA.

For more information, see https://www.arlisna.org/gerd-muehsam-award 

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Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award aims to represent the multifaceted nature of the art library field by providing a paid internship opportunity to a student currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library and information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to gmayhew@cca.qc.ca.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A current résumé.
  • A current transcript in PDF format (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • An essay of up to 900 words addressing your skills, background, and expectations of the internship experience, including the type of institution you are interested in as well as potential project ideas. The essay should also address the following questions:
    • What are your professional goals and how do your plans for the experience funded by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award fit into your career path?  In particular, how do you imagine this internship experience to be different than previous internship or work experiences?
    • This award funds a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA. How do you see yourself participating in ARLIS/NA, or another professional organization, in your future professional life?
    • If granted the internship award, when do you plan to fulfill it? 

The award includes:

  • $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

For more information, see https://www.arlisna.org/wolfgang-m-freitag-internship-award

All applicants will be notified of the results by January 31, 2023. Both awards will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 51st Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Mexico City in April, 2023. 

Questions? Contact Gwen Mayhew, Chair, Student Advancement Award Subcommittee – gmayhew@cca.qc.ca

Publishing Opportunity: Journal of New Librarianship: “New Generation of Librarianship”

The Journal of New Librarianship (http://www.newlibs.org) seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship, wherein the “new generation” is broadly conceived to include any person who is new to the field, regardless of age, background, etc.

We invite works examining the issues faced by the new generation of librarians, across all fields of librarianship. Topics could include, but are not limited to: efforts advancing accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion; experiences of librarians of color; critical librarianship; international experiences and perspectives; succession planning, hiring, and retention; experiences and impact of early- and second-career librarians who have recently joined the profession. The full series of previously published column pieces can be found throughout the journal’s archives at: https://newlibs.org/index.php/jonl/issue/archive

The column series, begun in 2017, was created to provide a venue through which changes and challenges faced by new librarians can be addressed, explored, and discussed. Librarians work in an ever-changing field. They must respond to new patron needs and developing technologies, while also operating within institutions that are continuously reshaping themselves to meet unexpected demands. These changes promise considerable and exciting developments in the library profession, though they also mean that early-career librarians face new and unique challenges. Those who have only recently joined the profession—whether directly out of graduate school, or from other career paths—will encounter challenges, opportunities, and experiences unlike those of previous generations. Changing demographics and new career trajectories within librarianship itself similarly ensure that entering librarians bring unique perspectives, approaches, and skills into the profession.

Contributors interested in writing a short column should complete our submission form, providing a summary of your proposal: https://forms.gle/ZZhc3QTpi959Xax68

Full-length peer-reviewed research articles on this subject are also welcome, and can be submitted here: https://newlibs.org/index.php/jonl/author-submissions

Opportunity: Call for Guest Writers for the ArLiSNAP Blog

The Blog Editors of Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) would like to invite guest writers to contribute to our blog: http://arlisnap.arlisna.org/ 

This writing opportunity is open to all! We welcome posts from art information paraprofessionals, professionals, students, and prospective art librarians! This could include anyone working with visual and performing arts, new media, and other arts-related collections. We also welcome posts from people who started their careers in librarianship and/or art information but have moved on to other arts-adjacent fields.

Choose from one of our suggested themes below, or propose a topic of your own! You do not need to have any previous writing experience. We will work with you to edit your work.

Please send an email to arlisnap.na@gmail.com expressing your interest and proposed topic.

Suggested themes:

  • Review a conference or seminar (including virtual webinars and other online experiences)
  • Highlight your experiences transitioning from a student to a new professional
  • Share an interesting read about librarianship or another information services-adjacent topic
  • What are you working on? Share the process of a professional project or your personal art, music, writing, etc.
  • Discuss an internship, fellowship, or first-year librarian experience

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Best,
Melanie Zerah and Alison Baitz

Call for Submissions – Pathfinder Journal

Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Library Science Students and Early Career Professionals is excited to announce that it is now welcoming original scholarship in the fields of library science, information studies, and archives from current Canadian LIS or archival students, library tech students, and early career professionals (individuals that have graduated from information science programs within the past 2 years).

Manuscripts of interest include:

  • Original research
  • Other scholarly papers (e.g. critical scholarship, position papers, case studies)
  • Literature Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Research Posters
  • Teaching Resources
  • Reflections
  • Conference Reports

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline for the 2021/2022 Issue: February 14th, 2022
  • Author Notification: February 21st, 2022

*** Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts early***

Full information about section policies and submission requirements can be found at www.pathfinderjournal.ca

Questions can be directed to pfjeditor@gmail.com

ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference 2021

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(updated 11/01/21)

Art Library Students and New ARLIS/NA Professionals (ArLiSNAP) and Visual Resources Association’s Emerging Professionals And Students Group (VREPS) invite you to save the date for our 2021 Fall Virtual Conference.

This conference is open to all, but focuses on the needs of students and new professionals. Attendees interested in art librarianship or visual resource management will have the opportunity to learn from peers and celebrate each other’s work through virtual posters and presentations. Via this conference, we’re seeking to foster a sense of belonging and growth in our community, and we invite all interested students and new professionals to participate.

The virtual conference will take place on Saturday, November 13th. The full program and registration information will be released on the ArLiSNAP blog and VREPS blog. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to the ArLiSNAP listserv, follow ArLiSNAP on Twitter / Instagram, and check the VREPS blog.

SCHEDULE

1:00 pm ET | 10 am PT – Welcome!

1:10 pm ET | 10:10 am PT – Fresh Eyes Lighting Talks

2:00 pm ET | 11:00 am PT – Skill Shares

  • If you would like to weave along during our Beginner Weaving Skill Share, bring a book or empty picture frame, a few large binder clips or tape, and any ball of yarn.

2:20 pm ET | 11:20 am PT – Break 

2:30 pm ET | 11:30 am PT – Poster Q&A + Social 

3:30 pm ET |12:30 pm PT – The End!

REGISTER NOW!

Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpfu-oqzojGdHnnXsq6bJ7tj2-j7jMTp2P

You will receive a link to join via Zoom when you register. If you have any questions, please send an email to arlisnap.na@gmail.com

TIMELINE

  • Wednesday, 10/20: Deadline for all calls
    Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
  • Friday10/22: All applicants will be informed of the conference team’s decision for each submission
  • Friday10/29: Deadline for selected submissions to accept participation in the conference
  • Week of 11/08: Technology Check Session
  • Tuesday, 11/09: Deadline for materials (virtual posters and presentation slides)
  • Saturday, 11/13: Conference date

SUBMISSION FORM

Our calls for students and new professionals to present in different sessions are outlined below. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to ArLiSNAP: arlisnap.na@gmail.com.

You are welcome to submit for more than one of the categories below. Please submit a form for each session category in which you are interested.
https://forms.gle/KaLhwP1c6htRNm1SA

CALL FOR VIRTUAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS

ArLiSNAP and VREPS welcome proposals from students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to share newly completed or in-progress projects, be they research or outcomes from an internship/practicum, at the virtual poster presentation at our 2021 Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for emerging professionals to share their work in a supportive and engaging space while connecting with other students and early career information professionals. Proposals are open to individual presenters and co-presenters. Virtual posters will be available for asynchronous browsing by attendees, with a live Q&A for all presenters during the conference followed by a social hour. Formatting details will be sent if selected.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Fresh Eyes: Celebrating Our Successes as New Professionals

Are you a student or emerging professional who solved a problem for your school or institution? Did you complete a huge project during an internship, suggest a new workflow that helped speed up digitization or researcher requests, or start an amazing new program for community members? We want to hear from you! 

Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to bring “fresh eyes” to an institution. These “fresh eyes” can often add valuable perspectives, allowing for opportunities to ask questions, make suggestions, and create new approaches to work that’s been done “the way we’ve always done it.” In the session, speakers will present via lightning talks case studies detailing how they experienced a workflow or problem, and how their suggestions and perspectives as students and emerging professionals helped create a better process or environment. This is a space for us to celebrate the valuable contributions students and emerging professionals can bring to an institution. 

This session will feature virtual lightning talks of five to seven minutes from five to six presenters, followed by live Q&A. 

Building Belonging

ArLiSNAP and VREPS invites you to share current initiatives in the field of art information focusing on fostering a sense of belonging. Proposals can encompass ongoing, completed or in-progress projects that aim to reshape our art information spaces physically or virtually, for you, your colleagues, or patrons. This prompt is purposefully open-ended to encourage a variety of lenses on how we can rethink and reshape our field. Presentations from students and new professionals can be solo or collaborative. 

This session will feature three 15-minute virtual presentations with a live Q&A. Please note we will confer with selected presenters if they wish to be recorded or not. 

CALL FOR SKILL SHARE MINI WORKSHOPS

We are committed to learning and a community that extends beyond our scheduled sessions and agenda. Do you have something you’re currently working on, passionate about, recently discovered, or a practice you find helpful or restorative? During our breaks between sessions, we are looking for volunteers to share their passions and skills with us. Some ideas include a guided breathing exercise, new pandemic hobby, self-care strategy, or in-progress project. These skill shares are meant to be casual and offer space to learn and share what we’re learning with each other.  

We will have two breaks during which we want to highlight your knowledge, skills, and interests. If you would like to participate in our Skill Share, please tell us a little bit about what you would like to do and approximately how long you think it would take (3-10 minutes). 

Call for Conference Session Proposals – ARLIS/NA 50th annual conference, Past Present Future: Aspiring to New Heights – Chicago (deadline 9/7)

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will hold its 50th annual conference, Past Present Future: Aspiring to New Heights in Chicago, IL, April 5th to 9th, 2022. 

As the Art Libraries Society of North America celebrates its golden anniversary, the conference theme underscores the history of art librarianship, focuses on the current emergence of new technologies and modes of interaction, and provides an opportunity to consider how the events of the past two years may impact the future. It also reflects Chicago’s own story, from the resiliency and optimism that allowed Chicago to reinvent itself as a modern city after the Great Fire, to its development as a city of dynamic diversity where issues of equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism are of paramount importance.

The Chicago Conference Program Committee invites fellow librarians and library professionals, archivists, curators, museum professionals, publishers, educators, artists, designers, architects, and scholars to propose papers, sessions, workshops, and speakers that reflect reinvention and the aspiration to reach new heights.

The 2021 conference survey revealed that attendees were most interested in the following topics, listed in ranked order. The program committee encourages submissions that include, but are not limited to: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Local Art and Architecture, Advocacy, Social Justice, Public Policy and Activism, Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections, Collection Development and Management, Critical Librarianship, Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship, Alternative Publications, Artists’ Books, Graphic Novels, ‘zines etc. Teaching and Pedagogical Practice, Visual Literacy, User Experience

Types of Submissions:
PAPERS: An individual paper presentation, potentially addressing new research, a case study, or an innovative idea with a total time of 15-20 minutes. Presentations provide attendees with new tools, strategies, or inspiration that they can apply in their own practice. The Conference Program Co-Chairs and the Conference Program Committee will group individual presentations into paper panels with a common topic or theme, which will run from 60 to 90 minutes, including a Q&A.

PRE-COORDINATED PANELS: A pre-coordinated session of 2-5 presenters with a moderator addressing a common topic or theme with a total time of 60-90 minutes, including a Q&A. Panels provide attendees with multiple views/strategies on a single topical area, a comparison of tools or methods, or a number of case studies on related topics. It is not necessary to identify all potential presenters before submitting. Naming a moderator, who will advocate for and develop the session, is required.

SPEAKER SUGGESTIONS & PLENARIES: A plenary may be a prepared paper or discussion panel of significant importance to the profession. Plenaries are 60-90 minutes in length. No other meetings, sessions, etc. are scheduled during plenaries. The content of plenaries should be current and of broad interest to attendees. Non-member speakers who will speak on a significant topic of interest to ARLIS/NA members may be suggested here.

WORKSHOPS: An opportunity to teach and explore current and emerging topics in an intimate atmosphere. Workshops encourage a focused, hands-on experience led by experts who combine presentation, active learning, collaboration, and discussions. They may last two, four, or eight hours. Consider ways to benefit from local educational or cultural institutions in Chicago.
Additional Details
WORD LIMIT: All proposal abstracts are limited to 500 words or fewer.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: You’ll be asked to list 2-3 learning objectives, takeaways, or goals for your proposal.

TOPICS: You’ll be asked to select up to 5 topics relevant to your session.

AUDIENCES: You’ll be asked to pick up to 5 target audiences for your session.

NEW VOICES: You will be asked if you are a student or in your first five years of librarianship as you may be eligible for the New Voices in the Profession session.

DEIA-AR: You will be asked if your presentation addresses issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility or anti-racism. The committee is particularly interested in seeing papers and sessions that include attention to DEIA-AR.

How to Submit Proposals

You must anonymize your proposal description. All personal or institutional names must be removed from the description and learning objectives (however, these details must remain in other fields of the form), and may be replaced by terms such as “presenter,” “author,” or “speaker”, or in the case of institutions, terms such as “large academic library,” “small museum library,” etc. The review of proposals is a blind peer review process. Non-anonymized proposals may be ineligible.

Submit your presentation, panel, and workshop proposals via the button below: 
Submit your proposal here
The deadline is Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
The call for posters, roundtables, moderators, and other meeting proposals will be announced later this year.

Please direct any questions to the Program Co-chairs:
Cara List, Northwestern University cara.list@northwestern.edu
Jamie Vander Broek, University of Michigan jlausch@umich.edu

Call for Papers – 10th International Summit of the Book 2021 & WBIMLC 2021 December 9th-10th Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina (also virtual)

10th International Summit of the Book 2021.
Of all things, I liked books best, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943).

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Western Balkan Information and Media Literacy Conference 2021.​

Theme: Epistemology: Opinion, Belief and the Reality. 

Dates: December 9th-10th 2021 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Summit & WBIMLC Conference website https://www.wbimlc.org/

To book places, please use our online booking form

The Registration fee covers participation in both Conferences.

Abstract Submission deadline: 16th October 2021.

Keynote Speakers   

Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA).

Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google (co-designer of the architecture of the Internet).

Paul G. Zurkowski, Information Literacy Founder and Visionary.

Christine Bruce, Dean, Graduate Research at James Cook University, Australia.

Sanda Erdelez, Chair-elect for the iSchools Organisation and Professor and Director at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science.

Frode Alexander Hegland, Software Developer, Editor of ‘The Future of Text’ book and host of the annual Future of Text
Symposium.

More to be Announced soon! https://www.wbimlc.org/speakers 

Booking arrangements

This is a full-scale conference event incorporating two major international library conferences taking placeas a live event and online. 

  • full, two day programme including comfort breaks – you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders in the Library and Information Science field
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting live and online, accompanied by slides if they wish, using professional online conference platform (convenient for delegates – we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, can be made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too – there will be opportunities for delegates attending on-site to meet and for those participating online to e-meet and interact – we’ll tell you how!
  • video recordings – including slides – are also available to purchase. 

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference.

Conference main themes and topics

The 10th International Summit of the Book 2021 welcome papers on any of the topics listed here: https://www.wbimlc.org/topics

WBIMLC 2021 welcome papers on any of the topics listed here : https://www.wbimlc.org/topics

Paper submission

Papers for both the International Summit of the Book and WBIMLC should be prepared using the WBIMLC template available here:  https://www.wbimlc.org/papers and submitted electronically to this email address wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org   

After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the International Summit of the Book and the WBIMLC Proceedings Book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649.

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
  • Presentation
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Poster session
  • Workshops
  • Symposia
  • PechaKucha

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th October 2021 

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:  28th October 2021 

Full Paper Submission Deadline 11th November 2021 

Dissemination of Final Programme by 30th November 2021 

Conference dates: 9th-10th December 2021

Abstracts and Papers are to be sent to: wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

About the International Summit of the Book

The “International Summit of the Book” is a US Library of Congress initiative. The Summit discusses the development of books into electronic formats and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry and the role of books and reading in societies. The Summit also discusses key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and books as an important tool in cultural exchange.  In previous years, the Summit has been held across a number of continents in cities that have a global cultural impact in countries such as the United States, Singapore, France, Egypt, Ireland, Romania and Azerbaijan.

Amalgamation of International Summit of the Book with WBIMLC 2021.

This year, the International Summit of the Book will be held in conjunction with the Western Balkan Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC) for only the second time. Owing to unprecedented challenges encountered with Covid 19, during 2020 and 2021 we have decided to amalgamate these two important international conferences for the second consecutive year. 

Despite this dreadful worldwide pandemic, these two important and far- reaching events still took place in December 2020.  Now in 2021, we continue to fight to keep the International Summit of the Book, now in its 10th year, alive and thriving despite trials and tribulations in Beirut, Lebanon in 2019 when the Summit unfortunately could not take place owing to the political situation in Lebanon at that time and the more recent, unprecedented challenges presented by the pandemic in 2020 when both WBIMLC and the Summit were held virtually for the first time. 

In 2021, we want to continue the momentum and tradition of holding our fantastic Information and Media Literacy conference in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  which last year was one of the few International Library or Information Literacy conferences that took place in 2020.  

At last year’s International Summit of the Book and WBIMLC 2020, Online was the main expression of both conferences.

Call for Proposals for the LD4 Conference on Linked Data, July 12-23

Call for Proposals: 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data, “Building Connections Together”

The 2021 LD4 Conference Program Committee is excited to announce the opening of the call for proposals for the 2021 LD4 Conference, ( http://bit.ly/ld42021  ) which will be held online from July 12-23. We aim to build on the success of the LD4 2020 Conference (1,500+ attendees representing 22 countries, 86 presenters, and 11 themed tracks), while incorporating the community’s increased experience with online meetings, and the availability of improved online collaboration tools, to create an event that is interactive, accessible, and engaging.
We invite you to submit your proposal ( https://forms.gle/h8BVmSHrre8h4Xsy7  ) to be part of creating this conference! Successful proposals will focus on concrete ways that linked data impacts GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) institutions, and will share pathways that allow others to participate in linked data. We especially encourage proposals from participants, groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data. Even if you’ve never attended an LD4 conference before, we strongly encourage you to submit a proposal. By bringing together a broad range of perspectives, the conference seeks to create a community of practice for linked data in cultural heritage institutions.

Conference themes
Our ideal conference will include activities tailored to all levels of experience with linked data, with a focus on themes of:
Linked data education
Inclusion of diverse voices
Practical steps toward linked data adoption
Reliability and availability of linked data
Incorporating linked data into day-to-day library operations
Linked data advocacy

Throughout, we hope to provide opportunities for participants to connect with one another around shared challenges and interests, forming connections that can continue beyond the conference timeframe.

Creating a conference together
The conference will combine pre-planned activities (that’s what we’re soliciting here!) with content planned on the spot. (A separate call to participate in a virtual poster session will be made closer to the conference date.) To propose an activity for the conference, please fill in this proposal submission form ( https://forms.gle/h8BVmSHrre8h4Xsy7  ) by April 12. The Program Committee will communicate decisions for proposals by April 30.

Possible proposals include:
Lead a hands-on workshop, which could include participants doing self-paced work ahead of time
Facilitate a group project, where participants work toward a common goal
Host a “try-out” space, where participants can try new tools or skills
Facilitate a brainstorming session to solve a real-life challenge
Facilitate a study group, where participants come together to discuss material they have studied in advance
Deliver a presentation focused on a single topic, project or case study
Give a lightning talk
And more: surprise us!

The Program Committee will select proposals based on the following criteria:
Support of the conference theme and goals
Contribution to the ongoing linked data conversation within the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) community
Potential to encourage attendee participation and engagement and make the most of bringing people together “live”, online
Representation from groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data

Details
The conference will take place online, July 12-23, 2021.
The language of the conference is English, but there may be opportunities to meet in language-specific groups if there is interest.
The conference is free of charge, and general registration will open in May.
The conference is an initiative of the LD4 Community.
Questions about the conference and this call for proposals? See our website bit.ly/ld42021 or contact 2021_ld4conf_chairs@googlegroups.com

Call for Proposals: New Voices in the Profession – ARLIS/NA 2021

Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2021 ARLIS/NA virtual conference are now being accepted! 

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Papers that relate to the conference theme “Convergence = Créativité + Collaboration” and highlight art in Montreal, convergence of creativity and collaboration in librarianship, or new insights within the field will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view conference proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (https://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Courtney Hunt at hunt.877@osu.edu by March 1, 2021:

·         Presentation title

·         Presentation abstract (250 words)

·         Your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and email address

Call for Presenters: “Emerging Voices Lightning Round” – VREPS

Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students group (VREPS) are pleased to announce a Call for Presenters for lightning presentations by students and new professionals (within 10 years of the start of their career) in the field for the 2021 Visual Resources Association Annual Conference. Each presenter will be allotted 7 minutes followed by a group Q&A after all presentations. VRA 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted virtually March 22-26, 2021.

Session Description:

The Emerging Voices Lightning Round Session provides emerging professionals in the visual resources field and related, the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master’s thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life. Emerging professionals are defined as either students in programs leading to a career in visual resources or related, or those within 10 years of the start of their career. Topics presented reveal new ideas as well as different ways of thinking about established concepts. Speakers will give the conference attendees a glimpse of interests and current discourses of the newest VRA members.

Topic Ideas:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
  • Broadening Access to Hidden Collections
  • Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
  • Community Outreach
  • Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
  • Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
  • Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
  • Linked Data
  • Materials/Objects collections
  • Storytelling and Oral History 
  • Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)
  • Adapting to a virtual work and/or learning environment

Session Date and Time: Tuesday March 23rd, 3pm ET / 2pm CT 

Submission Cap: We will only be able to select a maximum of 5 presenters. 

Submission Deadline: January 7, 2021 at 9pm ET

Submission Form