Call for Participation Round-Up: February 2017

RIG’s Programs & Proposals team would like to share upcoming calls for participation for local and national conferences. This round-up was composed by team member Laura Birkenhauer. You can read more about her residency experiences at University of Miami in our Resident-of-the-Month feature.


20: Digital Initiatives Symposium extended call for posters:

All poster submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.


24: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our
second issue, to be published in Fall 2017. Instructions for authors at


28: The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Library Council calls on librarians, faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students to submit proposals for the May conference that create opportunities for deep discussion and to showcase best practices from Ohio and beyond. We are particularly interested in proposals that include both librarians and other campus partners. Submit your proposal here:


Call for proposals for Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018:


1: Submit a proposal to present for Dive Into Data 2: New Skills, New Depths, a day of data-related learning hosted by OhioNET:

3: The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) seeks proposals for our Spring 2017 Conference: Cloudy with a Chance of Technology:


7: Apply Now for the 2017 MANGO/NMRT Professional Development Grant: We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a $1000 grant, which will assist with expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Award recipients will be notified by March 10.


12: Call for proposals for The Allied Media Conference 2017 Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums Track:


15: Call for Proposals for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA):


Submit your proposal for The Center for Research Libraries international symposium, New Directions for Libraries, Scholars and Partnerships:


Call for proposals for the Library 2.017: Expertise, Competencies and Careers online conference:


17: The ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group (Greater NYC) is inviting proposals for Lightning Round Presentations for our Spring 2017 meeting:


22-25: ACRL 2017 Conference


31: Call for Papers for the CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS) 2017 Spring Issue. Please submit your manuscript via the

interface: For detailed submission guidelines, please check the CALA website: Previously published articles are available at


Call for proposals for the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less, as well as author details and estimated length of final submission, to Samantha Hines at by March 31, 2017. Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
  • How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
  • How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
  • How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfil its purpose?
  • How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
  • How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
  • What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?


17: Call for submissions for the upcoming issue of Biblio-Notes, the LES section of ACRL’s newsletter. Please send your submissions for the Spring 2017 issue in .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf format to Brian Flota ( by the end of the day on Monday, April 17th. Ideas for Biblio-Notes articles can include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Are you implementing the changes made in the 8th ed. of the MLA Handbook into your library instruction?
  • How have recent efforts by certain colleges and universities to become “sanctuary campuses” informed your library’s practices?
  • Did you attend ALA Midwinter in Atlanta? Did you attend the MLA Convention in Philadelphia?
  • Are you engaged in an innovative project related to LES at your library?
  • Were you recently hired, promoted, published, tenured, or otherwise excellent? Your fellow LES members want to know.


21: The steering committee for the annual Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI) is offering a scholarship contest to cover the registration fee for the 2017 institute, which includes lodging and most meals. Scholarship contest runs March 24-April 21. Stay tuned for details:


30: Call for proposals for Queer(y)ing the World: International LGBTQ+ Literature for Young Readers, an edited collection exploring LGBTQ+ literature for young readers around the world, particularly beyond the English-speaking countries/cultures. Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words by April 30, 2017. Articles will be 5000-7000 words, unless otherwise agreed upon. Please contact Dr. B.J. Epstein at and Dr. Liz Chapman at with questions or to submit abstracts.


11-13: LOEX 2017 Annual Conference


To view more upcoming calls for participation, please view the team’s Google Calendar.


If you would like to submit additional calls for participation, please contact Kaitlin Springmier, Programs and Proposals Team lead, at

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