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“Social Networking and Reference” Reinvented Reference 4: Emerging Technologies for Reference Services (an ALA pre-conference), Anaheim, CA.
Abstract: Exploring the “why” behind social networking, and librarianship in general.
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“You Are the Future of Libraries: No Pressure” Path to the Future, a University of Maryland Libraries Speaker Series, College Park, MD.
Abstract: If libraries are obsolete in 10 years, it’s your fault. It’s my fault too. As Alan Kay once said “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” So since we are the people ultimately responsible for creating the future, we are the future of the library. Assume for a moment “they” are right … you know, them. The ones who say that the Internet/ Mass Digitalization /Search Engines/ Wikipedia/Document Right Management/ Whatever is going to put libraries out of business. Assume that the stacks are bare, the coffee bars are empty, and the ivy is left to run riot over the columns. Is there still a library? If that strikes you as an odd question, let me ask you another one. Is the future of the library a question of stacks, coffee bars or ivy?
Call for Papers
July 31, 2008: 500-word abstracts
August 31st, 2008: notification of decision re paper acceptance for publication
September 30: notification of decision re in-person paper delivery
November 14st: : final paper due, 3,000-5,000 words
December 1st, 2008: online proceedings available
The ALISE Juried Papers Committee seeks submissions on the conference theme “i-CREATE” (Information / Culture / Research / Education / Art / Technology/ Experience). The papers should emphasize creativity and innovation towards creating a new model for LIS education for the digital age.
Papers on the topics of cultural and social aspects of information that bring focus to digital contexts are of particular interest. Domains might include digital libraries, archives & preservation, cultural & museum informatics, virtual scholarly communication & literacy, and outreach in a Web 2.0 world. These might include:
This year papers will be accepted to the conference’s online proceedings, with a subset of papers selected for presentation during the conference meeting itself. All papers selected shall be considered peer reviewed conference papers.
All papers will be made available online preceding the physical conference. The online proceedings will enable online conversations and discussions of the papers. Authors are expected to monitor these online conversations concerning their papers. The subset shall be selected for their match to the general conference program and the ability to stimulate online discussion.
Only electronic submissions shall be accepted.
Inquiries, abstracts and papers should be sent to:
R. David Lankes, Associate Professor School of Information Studies
213 Hinds Hall, Syracuse University, 13244