Internet Librarian conferences:
Videos of the keynotes, here are the quick links:
Peter Morville: Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries http://ow.ly/qp8S8
Lee Rainie: The New Library Patron http://ow.ly/qp90T
Michael Ridley: Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future http://ow.ly/qp9aV
Josh Hanagarne: Community Engagement: Inspiring Insights & Stories http://ow.ly/qpcv8
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Reminder – MANLIBNET 2013 – International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship
This is with reference to the MANLIBNET 2013 – International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship to be held at EDI, Ahmedabad during December 26-28, 2013. It is a gentle reminder to you that the deadlines for the submission of full paper and delegate registration are approaching. We look forward to your contribution and participation in the MANLIBNET conference. The Conference Brochure and Registration Form are attached for your information. Also we request you to circulate it among your colleagues, research scholars and professional friends.
Kindly ignore this email, if you have already submitted the full paper.
Organizing Secretary, MANLIBNET 2013
General Theme: African Librarianship :The Horizon and Beyond.
Organisers: The University of South Africa, International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions Regional Office for Africa and the IFLA Africa Section.
Aim: to create an opportunity for established leaders to engage on significant issues in support of quality library and information services and librarianship on the African continent.
Target audience: African library and information service policy makers, library and information service leaders and senior library and information service management, senior library and information service educators and senior library and information researchers.
Number of attendees/participants:…… 200 representing …. 32 African countries.
Sponsors included: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IFLA, Ebsco, Emerald, Sabinet, Springer.
Each day included 7 simultaneous brainstorming sessions on seven different topics in addition to 2-3 plenary sessions, chaired by top professionals from Africa and some from USA, Europe. Translation was provided in French simultaneously.
Day 1 Wednesday 3 July 2013. General Theme: Leadership
Day 2- Thursday 4 July 2013 – General Theme: Innovation
Day 3: Friday, 5 July 2013 – Theme: Cooperation and the way forward
Other Activities organised during the summit: poster presentations by participants of various countries, + exhibition by library suppliers, database vendors, etc.
Benefits for participants: Four days in-depth discussions, interaction and professional networking with peers coming from various parts of the continent: Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa on Leadership Qualities in the 21st century, Sustainable Innovation in library and information services and the importance of professional networking and partnership.
Prominent speakers included:
· Ms Jennefer Nicholson, IFLA’s General Secretary
· John Tsebe, CEO of National Library of South Africa
· Dr Ali Mcharazo, Director Tanzania Library Service Board
· Prof. Ismail Abdullahi, School of Library & Information Services, North Carolina Central Library, USA
· Ms Deborah Jacobs, Director Global Libraries, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
· Dr Kay Raseroka, Information Consultant and past President of IFLA
· Prof. Theo Bothma, Head Dept. University of Pretoria, South Africa
· Dr Chris Coward, Co-founder, Principal Research Scientist & Director of Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.
· Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata, Executive Director, Unisa Library, University of South Africa
· Prof R.M Phakeng, Vice Principal: Research and Innovation, University of South Africa
· Dr Jacques du Plessis, Interim Chief Information Officer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
(i) AfLIA – the African Library and Information Association – a federation comprising library associations across the African continent.
(ii) African Public Libraries Network
(iii) the Conference of African National Libraries (CANL)
It is expected that the next summit will be held in two years’ time.
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Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Poland Section
Sept. 23-25, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/iceee2013/The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Technical
University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland from Sept. 23- 25, 2013 which aims to
enable researchers build connections between different digital
applications.All papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore.Research topics (but not limited to):
– Intelligent Tutoring Systems
– Immersive Learning
– Collaborative Learning
– Community Building
– Context Dependent Learning
– Mobile Learning (M-learning)
– Standards and Interoperability
– Digital Libraries for E-Learning
– Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs
– Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
– E-Learning Hardware and Software
– Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards
– E-Testing and new Test Theories
– Distance Education
– Security Aspects
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Errors in E-Learnings
– Accessibility to Disabled Users
– E-Learning Platforms, Portals
– Learning Organization
– Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
– Joint Degrees
– Authoring Tools and Content Development
– Medical Applications
– Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
– Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training and Development
– International Partnerships in Teaching
– Cooperation with Industry in Teaching
– Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
– Interdisciplinary Programs for Distance Education
– Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
– Groupware Tools
– Blended Learning
– Teacher Evaluation
– Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
– Theoretical Bases of E-Learning Environments
– Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context
– Higher Education vs. Vocational Training
– Technology Enhanced Learning
– Impact and Achievements of International Initiatives
– E-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and information engineering
– Educating the Educators
– Assessment Software Tools
– E-Learning Success CasesResearchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. All papers
will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Before
final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered.Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Aug. 05, 2013
Notification of acceptance: 4 weeks from the date of submitting the paper
or September 5, 2013
Camera Ready submission : Sept. 15, 2013
Registration : Sept. 15, 2013
Conference dates : Sept. 23- 25, 2013
Libraries) during 27–29 November 2013 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi. The conference would be inaugurated by Hon’ble VICE
PRESIDENT OF INDIA. The major objectives of this mega event are:To bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries
To create a platform through capacity building on Digital Library,
Knowledge Management and applications of Social MediaICDL 2013 is also expecting an august gathering of over 500
participants drawn from cross-disciplinary areas etc. We have received
confirmations from several renowned international experts for
participating in the deliberations. Some of the highlights of the
conference would be:Thematic Workshop addressing on contemporary issues to a focused group of clientele
Tutorials by leading DL experts of the World
Conference deliberation by the luminaries of Digital Library
Exposition by National and International Publishers, Knowledge VendorsCall for Paper
Submission of full papers
20 July 2013
Notification of acceptance of paper with comments 15 September 2013
Submission of the final paper after incorporating comments 10 October 2013
ICDL 2013 invites original submissions focusing on the theme of the
conference— Vision 2020: Looking back 10 years and forging new frontiers.
Contributions are invited for conference sessions and tutorials. Topics for
contributions (but are not limited to) include the following.
• DL development, architecture, and management
• Information storage and retrieval
• Multi-linguality and interoperability issues
• Digital rights management
• Digital preservation and access management
• DL best practices
• E-learning and e-publishing
• DL standards and policy
• Open archives initiatives
• ODOL (Open, distance, and online learning)
• Multimedia content
• Sustainable DL model
• DL service marketing
• Digital research libraries
• Social media and network analysis
• Collaborative knowledge creation
• Information quality management
• Enterprise 2.0 and collaborative model
• Knowledge management business models
• Convergence of knowledge management and learning system
• Mobile technology and service-oriented architecture
• Information and communication model
• Knowledge management best practices
Paper submission guidelines and date
ICDL invites original papers typed on MS Word. The word limit for each
paper is 5000 words. All papers should be written in English for acceptance
for presentation in the conference. Each submitted paper will be reviewed
by a panel of experts and only well-researched and well-written papers will
be accepted for presentation. It is expected that all accepted papers will
be presented at the conference by the author(s). A few papers shall also be
selected for the poster session presentation. The conference proceedings
that will be distributed to the participants will include the selected
papers (for presentation at the conference) and abstracts (selected for
presentation in the poster session).
Papers may be submitted to the ICDL secretariat by email<ICDL2013@teri.res.in> or online by using the conference website. For details of paper submission guidelines and submission, visit www.teriin.org/events/icdl.
ICDL 2013 Secretariat
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
India Habitat Centre Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: +91 11 24682100 or 41504900
Fax: 24682144 Email: ICDL2013@teri.res.in
International Conference of Asian Special Libraries 2013 Committee (ICoASL)
2509 CH The Hague
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend i³ 2013 – June 25-28, 2013 at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.i³ focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today’s systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.Conference themes include:•the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacy); •patterns of information behaviour in different contexts; •impact of information or information services on people, organisations, communities and society (e.g. social, learning, cultural and economic outcomes of engagement with information); •more effective decision making.Our i³ 2013 website will soon be live but further details of past conferences can be found at www.i3conference.org.uk. If you would like to register your interest and receive further alerts as we go live, please email the conference team at firstname.lastname@example.org.Dorothy Williams, i³ Conference Director
From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-Out”
(3rd call for papers)
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 th e physical 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.
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?
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.
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
Department of Information Management
06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90312 297 80 00
Fax: +90312 299 20 14Jack Andersen
Royal School of Library and Information Science
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
T +45 32 58 60 66
D +45 32 34 13 04
August 20 – 24, 2012Just announced! This conference has a short lead time (right around the corner!), but this is so that it can be part of Connected Educator Month, a month-long set of terrific activities to help educators connect with each other.Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. Subject strands include changes in the classroom (social media, 1:1 computing, “flipped classrooms,” digital literacy, maker spaces, gaming, open educational resources, digital textbooks), in student learning (individualized learning, student-directed learning, “hacking” education, personal success plans, ePortfolios, and building a digital presence), in teacher personal and professional growth (lead learning, personal learning networks, peer / open / self-directed PD), in schools (virtual and online schooling, mobile learning, blended learning, MOOCs, immersive environments, learning spaces, entrepreneurship, school leadership, big data, assessment models), and in pedagogy (from teaching to learning, social learning, social / educational networking, passion-based learning, learning how to learn, brain-based learning). A full strand list is available HERE.The conference will also include an all-day virtual unconference (SocialEdCon online!) as well as a special educational start-up “pitchfire” event.The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 can be found HERE.
Library 2.012 (http://www.library2012.com/)
October 3 – 5, 2012
In its second year, the Library 2.012 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Held over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones), there will likely be over 150 presentations. Subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today’s world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments. A full strand list is available HERE. Huge thank to the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University, the founding conference sponsor!
The Global Education Conference (http://www.globaleducationconference.com/)
November 12 – 16, 2012
Celebrating it’s third year, and co-chaired by the amazing Lucy Gray, this five-day, 24 hour per day incredible event brings together educators and students from around the world to discuss globally-connected education, projects, and activities. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Last year’s conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 10,000 participant logins. This year the conference is being run in conjunction with the iEARN worldwide international conference and we’re anticipating some 20 – 30,000 attendees.
See you online!
The World Library and Information Congress 2013 in Singapore. 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, 17 – 23 August 2012 –IFLA wlic-2013-brochure.
Worldwide Virtual Conferences:
- Access by Touch: Delivering library services through mobile technologies on June 8, 2012 – http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2012/04/access-by-touch-delivering-library.html.
- The future of libraries in the digital age on October 3-5, 2012 – http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference.