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Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant Accepting Proposals for 2018 Award

CMLE members: if you have an idea for research, talk with me! I can help you put this together and get it submitted! If you are not an ALA member, no worries! I am a member, and I can get it submitted for you. We want you to have resources to solve problems or uncover cool things in your library!!

From American Library Association:

Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding?  Are you thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users?

The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users.  The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.

The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:

  • The research problem is clearly defined, with a specific question or questions that can be answered by collecting data. The applicant(s) clearly describe a strategy for data collection whose methods are appropriate to the research question(s). A review of the literature, methodologies, etc. is not considered research (e.g., methodology review rather than application of a methodology) for purposes of the award, except where the literature review is the primary method of collecting data.
  • The research question focuses on benefits to library users and should be applied and have practical value as opposed to theoretical.
  • The applicant(s) demonstrate ability to undertake and successfully complete the project. The application provides evidence that sufficient time and resources have been allocated to the effort. Appropriate institutional commitment to the project has been secured.

Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher.

Deadline Extended to February 19, 2018.

Procedures and an application form are available at:
http://www.ala.org/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll. See the section on How to Apply

Also see related documents linked near the bottom of the page for:

The full press release is available at: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/11/carroll-preston-baber-research-grant-now-accepting-proposals-2018-award.

Questions?   Contact Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor University, at billie_peterson@baylor.edu.

CALL: LMCC17 – Registration Is Open PLUS CFP

Library Marketing and Communications Conference

Join Us at LMCC17!
Registration & Call for Proposals Are Now Open

 The Library Marketing and Communications Conference is the only event designed exclusively for people who do library marketing and communications (MarCom) work. We are pleased to open Registration and the Call for Proposals for our 3rd annual event.

It’s time to register for #LMCC17, which will be November 16-17 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas (in Addison, TX). Join us to attend a variety of sessions and network with your library MarCom peers.

 Our conference has sold out in the past, and while we’ve moved to a bigger hotel to accommodate more library professionals, you’ll want to ensure your spot NOW!


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Call for Chapter Proposals: Social Media: An Academic Library Perspective


“Call for Chapter Proposals

Social Media: An Academic Library Perspective (working title)

Editor – Nina Verishagen; Publisher – Elsevier

Proposal submission deadline: June 1, 2017

Please submit proposals by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/k7y1TqEz94uZHDji2

Are you a library professional immersed in social media management? Have you experienced great successes and/or failures with a social media campaign? If you have, please consider submitting a chapter proposal!

Social Media: An Academic Library Perspective will be a practical, concise anthology dedicated to guiding academic libraries in their use of social media. Various authors from different academic institutions will provide their perspectives, experiences and tips on using social media platforms. The book will highlight successes and failures and will provide recommendations and tips that anyone in the academic environment can interpret and adapt. Each chapter will focus on a specific social media platform.

Editor is particularly interested in chapters covering:

–          Twitter
–          Instagram
–          Snapchat
–          YouTube

Editor is looking for chapters that cover the use of a specific social media platform by an Academic Library. Each chapter should include:

A description of the social media platform and academic library being presented;
Suggested tools (working groups, online software, spreadsheets, etc.) to use the platform effective
A case study covering the library’s use of the platform – for example a promotion campaign, or ongoing programming on the platform;
A list of successes and failures;
Recommendations for other academic libraries.
Full chapters:

Are tentatively due November 1, 2017;
Will be written from a practical perspective, in first person-narrative;
Will adhere to APA format;
Will be approximately 4,000-4,500 words in length
Authors interested in submitting chapters should fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/k7y1TqEz94uZHDji2

Please send questions to: nina.verishagen@outlook.com

HathiTrust Research Center seeks proposals for awards!

HathiTrust“The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is seeking proposals for Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) project awards. These awards are modeled in the form of HTRC staff and compute time to collaborate on the proposed project during the award period. 4-6 awards are anticipated, and awardees can be individual scholars or a team of scholars, either from HathiTrust member institutions or non-members, though 3 award spots will be reserved for applicants from HT member institutions. The HTRC ACS-dedicated staff will provide a general overview of HTRC components, the HT corpus and HT computational tools, to the awardees over the course of the project’s time period.

For this RFP, we are especially encouraging proposals that will utilize our Data Capsule (https://wiki.htrc.illinois.edu/display/COM/HTRC+Data+Capsule) to do analysis on in-copyright volumes in HathiTrust.

Proposals should be concise, and include project narrative, detailed description of the data you’re interested in engaging with, a schedule of completion, and list of deliverables. Full details of required components can be found in the full ACS RFP, available here: https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_sp17_acs-rfp

Deadline for submission is 5:00 pm Eastern, June 19, 2017, submitted electronically.

For any questions or to submit your proposal, email acs@hathitrust.org.


For more information on HTRC: hathitrust.org/htrc

To see HTRCs tools/datasets: analytics.hathitrust.org

For general inquiries: htrc-help@hathitrust.org

Doing Usability Work? Submit it to Weave journal!

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Weave is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience design for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field of library UX, and our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.

As the importance of digital services begins to rival that of collections, library user experience is taking a more central role than ever. While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and some departments are being renamed “User Experience” teams, there has been no comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. Weave is intended to fill that gap. Weave helps practitioners and theorists work together to make libraries better.

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