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The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter is extending the proposal deadline for our virtual conference Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. The new deadline is Friday, October 3rd.
Our chapter is experimenting with a new format that we hope will allow greater interactivity and immersion into the content. However, to pull this off we need a diverse set of presenters. If you have an interesting project that you are currently working on or recently finished, please consider presenting about it with us.
Here are the details:
- Presenters will have their talks prerecorded by a member of our chapter and posted to a private site online.
- Conference attendees will be given access to the site and will be able to watch all the presentations at their leisure.
- Each talk will be accompanied by a discussion board for questions and comments.
- Sessions will be recorded in late October and posted in November.
- A live Q&A session will happen in December with all the presenters.
- Each person will have a set amount of time to take and answer questions.
- This session will be moderated by a member of the Mountain West chapter.
- The Q&A Session will be recorded and posted to the site if attendees are unable to watch in real time.
Please consider submitting a proposal and being part of our experiment! We want to hear how you have experimented in your professional lives. Have you tried something new lately that the ARLIS community should hear about? Have you made changes, small or large, in your professional life? Let’s shake off our old habits and try something new together! Requirements:
- Proposals should relate to the theme: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship.
- Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes.
- Presenter will work to find a time to record their presentation with a designated member of the Mountain West chapter.
- Presenter must be available for a live, virtual Q&A session on December 5th.
- Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.
Submit your proposals by Friday, October 3rd.
Proposals to be submitted here: Testing the Waters Proposal Form
Vice Chair, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter
Art and Architecture Librarian
Willard Marriott Library
295 S 1500 E
SLC, UT 84112
Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015)
Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves
In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that “the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by publishing selected papers and bringing information on archival techniques, policies and practices to the attention of its members.” This “useful service” has been performed admirably ever since, by The Canadian Archivist from 1963 to 1974 and by Archivaria since 1975.
Also in 1975, the Commission on Canadian Studies published To Know Ourselves, an examination of the role and importance of Canadian studies to Canadian society and identity. As Chair Tom Symons wrote in his introduction to the Report, “the most valid and compelling argument for Canadian studies is the importance of self-knowledge, the need to know and to understand ourselves: who we are; where we are in time and space; where we have been; where we are going; what we possess; what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others.”
In 2015, Archivaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honour of this milestone event, the Archivaria Editorial Board will publish a special issue of Archivaria offering reflections on the state of archives, the archival profession, and the archival discipline in Canada. Building on the perspective of the Symons Report, this issue will look at the past, present, and future of archives in Canada, the place of archives in time and space, the responsibilities of archivists – to ourselves and to others – and the nature of the archivist in the 21st century.
We are seeking contributions from Canadian and international archivists and archival scholars as well as from allied professionals, users of archives, and others with a stake in the archival endeavour. We are soliciting contributions on such topics as:
· the perception of the role, scope, and nature of archives (including holdings, institutions, and archival practitioners) from within and outside the archival profession and discipline,
· the impact of societal and technological change on the nature of archives and role and duties of archivists,
· the history, development, and role of Archivaria and its contributions to archival thinking since its inception 40 years ago,
· the future role of archival networks, associations, and alliances in supporting the archival endeavour,
· the changing relationship between archives and different sectors of society, including perspectives from contributors such as historians, social scientists, statisticians, lawyers,
genealogists, etc., and
· speculations on the future of the profession and discipline.
Deadline for expressions of interest: Expression of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by Archivaria Editorial Board representative Laura Millar (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) by 14 November 2014.
Submission guidelines: Final submissions should follow the “Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria” at http://archivists.ca/content/advice-authors-submissions-archivaria.
Deadline for complete manuscripts: Complete manuscripts are due 30 April 2015.
Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Editorial Board representative, Laura Millar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 T.H.B. Symons, To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1975, p. 12.
The yearly call for essays is up! The deadline is September 1st, so you have all of this month to polish up some leftover schoolwork (if that’s how you wanna do it).
The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.
The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others.
Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined.
Papers submitted may be unpublished, pending publication, or published in the year of the award.
Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.
Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.
Submitted papers may be part of a larger project.
The minimum length is 3000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.
Criteria for judgment:
- Clarity of writing
- Originality of thought
- Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
- Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
- Relevance to our time and situation
The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.
Entries must be submitted in MS Word format by September 1st. Entries may be submitted to email@example.com.
The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on November 1st.
Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives.
Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.
The theme for the next ACA conference is “Perspectives on the Archival Horizon” — “We can change how we view the world, but we must start from where we now stand; and we must bear in mind our position will influence how others perceive us.”
I’d be more than happy to collaborate on a session or presentation for the ACA 2015 conference in Regina, you know, if anyone wants to talk about art archiving, outreach, funding models, copyright and users’ rights …..
The conference will be June 11-13, 2015, and the deadline for proposals is October 3rd. Links to submission forms can be found in the PDF, or on the website.
The call for student papers and posters will come out later this year!
Book History, a yearly scholarly journal on the history of printing and publishing, gives away an annual essay award to graduate students writing about books. It’s composed of a $400 cash prize and publication in the journal.
It doesn’t seem to require that the essay be written for class credit, or suggest a word limit or range. So, if you don’t have any appropriate pieces lying around, you can start writing now to meet that end-of-summer deadline. You’ll want to follow the rather loose guidelines for submission to the journal, at the bottom of this page:
“Authors should send to the appropriate editor one copy of their work – either in hard copy or in electronic form as a Microsoft Word file, or both – which should be typed double spaced (including notes and citations) and documented in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. The manuscript may be submitted as an email attachment, after advance notice to the editor. The title page should include the author’s name, telephone number, postal address, and E-mail address. Contributors are welcome to submit illustrations and graphs with their texts. Due to the journal’s book-length format, essays of unusual length are welcome. Submissions acceptable to the editors will be double reviewed by outside experts in the field.”
Attention all Canadian art-librarian hopefuls! Here’s a great project to be involved in, if you have worked at, or are interested in, one of the many art libraries our country has to offer. If you’d like to get published, do an interesting research project, and support the efforts of Canadian ARLIS members, take a look.
The first edition of the History of Art Librarianship in Canada: Essay in the History of Art Librarianship in Canada came out in 2006; the second edition would ideally come out in 2015, and needs to be expanded to include more libraries as well as recent developments. Some discussion about the project, and a short list of art libraries to be profiled, is in the 2013 Annual Report.
There are two deadlines for proposals: April 25th (if you’d like to have your proposal discussed in Washington next month), and May 30th (the extended deadline). I encourage you to send a query before April 25th, even if you can’t complete a full proposal by that day.
The full CFP has more details, but here are some excerpts:
This initial project was generously sponsored and funded by the National Gallery of Canada Library and
Archives and first made available online in 2006. We would like to continue this tradition of excellence by
publishing a second edition that will include additional essays on libraries, institutions and related resource centres not profiled in the original publication.
We have compiled a list of libraries that could be included, but realize that logistically some may not be able to commit to a full research project of this nature at present. So the committee is eager to hear from you directly and encourages you to submit proposals for the second edition of the History of Art Libraries in Canada. Our hope is that your input will help us build the structure for this anthology of library histories.
It is understandable that histories will vary in length and include diverse types of documentation, so we
encourage any potential contributors to apply, even if primary supporting sources for your library’s story
would be oral histories, memoirs, or other unpublished ephemeral information sources. As was the case with the first edition, the History of Art Libraries in Canada vol.2 will profile the establishment and evolution of collections, spaces, visual and information literacy services, as well as the profession of art librarianship in Canada.
The working committee is eager to profile as many libraries as possible, so we encourage you to submit
a proposal if you are capable of researching, documenting, and writing an essay within roughly the next year. Although an official publication date has not been finalized, we hope to have a clear picture of the libraries to be included by Spring 2014 and begin compiling and editing the publication by 2015.
If you are interested and can realistically work within this timeframe, please consider submitting a
proposal (Microsoft Word document preferable) that includes:
• Institution name;
• Primary author(s) name and job description or professional connection to the institution;
• Estimated length of text and a general overview of the content for the entry (roughly 250 words; a bulleted list of topics is acceptable);
• Whether rights-cleared images will be included for reproduction;
• General bibliography of sources.
Submit all applications by email to:
• Daniel Payne firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Member-at-Large, ARLIS/NA Canada; Head Reference & Instructional Services, Dorothy H. Hoover Library, OCAD University
Please endeavor to have proposals submitted by:
• Friday 25 April 2014 (so that results can be presented on Sat. 3 May at the ARLIS/NA Canada Chapter meeting at the 42nd annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Washington DC).
The committee realizes, however, that this leaves little time for preparation of materials and planning for research allowances, so an additional deadline will be offered for those that need an extended preparation time period, set at:
• Friday 30 May 2014
The Conference Program Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals Section (ArLiSNAP) are pleased to announce that the Emerging Technology Forum will be featured again in Washington. The session will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 2:30 until 4:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt.
The Emerging Technology Forum will feature presenters sharing their knowledge of cutting-edge technologies through hands-on demonstrations at technology stations and brief presentations.
PLEASE NOTE: The Forum will be held concurrently with the exhibits and the poster sessions.
Have you harnessed a technology tool to make your job more efficient, your teaching more effective, or your collections more accessible? Consider sharing your expertise and experience with your fellow conference attendees.
Submission deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014
Requirements for Participation:
Presenters will be required to prepare a hands-on component to demonstrate tableside at a technology station for the duration of the 2-hour session, prepare and give a brief five-minute presentation to a larger group during the 2-hour session, and provide handouts about the technology.
Presenters will be asked to provide their own hardware (laptops/tablets, etc.) for their demonstration station. WiFi will be provided.
- Blogging (example: Tumblr)
- Citation Management (example: Zotero)
- Concept Mapping (examples: Compendium, FreeMind)
- Content Management Systems (examples: Omeka, Drupal)
- GIS Mapping
- Photo Sharing
- Social Media (example: Pinterest)
Demonstrations of free or open-source technologies are preferred.
Examples of presentations featured in the inaugural forum held in Pasadena in 2013:
- Building Interfaces to Digital Collections with Viewshare – Jefferson Bailey
- Pinterest As More Than a Collection of Images – Shannon Lane
- Crowdsourcing Projects, from Start to Finish – Mary-Michelle Moore & Fallon Bleich
- If This Then That: Taming the Web Using IFTTT – Caitlin Pereira
- Getting from Chaos to Strategy: Process Delineation in the Digital Age – John Trendler
- Expanding Zotero’s Image Universe: Building Translators to Harvest our Digital Collections – Alexander Watkins
TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FORUM, COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION FORM HERE.[https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Emerging_Tech_Forum_2014]