1st-2nd June 2011 – Cork, Ireland
The first ASIS&T European Workshop will be held at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland on the 1st and 2nd of June 2011. Organized by the European Chapter of ASIS&T, it is an ideal cross-disciplinary forum to present and encounter work by research students in the fields of information, library and computer science. The workshop will offer a unique networking opportunity where ideas and research can be discussed with fellow future luminaries of the field.
Authors are invited to submit research and position papers describing on the general topic of‘Digital Information and its User’. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
- User and digital aspects of information and knowledge management and organization
- Information behavior, practices and use
- User Interfaces for Digital Libraries and Digital Heritage Systems
- User Studies for and Evaluation of Digital Library/Digital Heritage Systems and Applications
- Cultural Heritage and Mobility
- Mobile Use of Digital Libraries
- Social Networking, Web 2.0 and Collaborative Interfaces in Digital Libraries
Submissions are invited in one of two formats – a full paper (4 pages, LNCS format) or a poster (2 pages, LNCS format). All accepted contributions will be made available to participants and will also be hosted on the ASIS&T Digital Library. One author will be expected to attend the workshop to present their paper. Prizes for best student paper and poster will be awarded. Authors’ instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web:http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
University College Cork is situated in Cork, Ireland. Founded in 1845, the University has grown to cater for a student population of 19,269 through four colleges. More about the University’s significant attractions can be found at UCC’s Virtual Campus Tour site.
In 2011, the conference will be taking place in Szombathely, Hungary from January 31st to February 2nd. It is a cooperation between a team of students and teachers from Szombathely, Eisenstadt (Austria) and Oslo (Norway). The theme for the conference will be Finding new ways. Over the past few years the world and accordingly the field of library and information science have faced a multitude of changes and innovations – and library and information professionals have been given the exciting challenge of changing and innovating right along with them. In the 2011 conference we want to put focus on how to face these challenges head on, through exploring the new ways people use libraries and the new ways in which librarians work.
Cooperation and Collaboration in Teaching and Research: Trends in Library and Information Studies Education
The Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden
The IFLA sections for Education and Training (SET) and Library Theory and Research (LTR)
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
The European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID)
The Section for Education and Training (SET) and the Section for Library Theory and Research (LTR) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID) aim to strengthen the opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between different Regional Areas of the world in order to improve the education and continuing professional development of library and information professionals.
This collaborative forum is being offered as a satellite event to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress being held 10-15 August 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference will be hosted by the Swedish School of Library and Information Science in Borås, Sweden, on 8-9 August 2010. It will build on the joint EUCLID-ALISE meeting held in Potsdam, Germany, 31 July-1 August 2003 (http://forge.fh-potsdam.de/EUCLID/).
Worldwide, LIS education faces the ongoing challenge of charting the future roles played by library and information professionals, during times of relentless socio-economic and technological change. As this formidable challenge transgresses national boundaries, it is important for the diverse approaches to LIS education to have a strong international dimension. The conference will focus on research and innovation in library and information science teaching and pedagogy, with the goal of creating a clearer understanding of the issues impacting on the international recognition of professional qualifications and the global mobility of students and graduates. The event seeks to attract LIS educators from many different countries of the world with the goal of exchanging of ideas about the opportunities for curriculum development and for research.
The IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID satellite meeting will focus on discussion about current projects in LIS education and research, and enable networking and the sharing of knowledge between the various audience groups. The objectives are:
- To build bridges between different Regional Areas of the world
- To promote internationalisation of LIS research and educational practice
- To foster interest in innovative approaches to learning and teaching in the LIS discipline
- To encourage mutual recognition of curricula and qualifications.
The adaptation of LIS education to the digital age is stimulating curriculum innovation, to establish a new professional profile and to encourage the extended role of library and information professionals. How are curricula in traditional LIS changing to incorporate the new educational needs? How are these new educational needs measured and analysed? Papers may discuss cross-institutional collaboration, formal curriculum review processes, with input from employers, practitioners and professional associations, as well as students and faculty, or focus on factors affecting LIS education in individual countries or in regional areas, such as convergence with Archives and Museum studies or with broader subject areas.
Digital universities and LIS education
Students are adopting cooperative ways of learning, while staff may draw on global expertise to address the need for contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. How are LIS students and staff benefiting from eLearning initiatives? Are new collaborative ways of learning compatible with the traditional university? How are joint courses, twin courses, and university consortia driving innovation in learning and teaching?
International sharing of resources
New tools and standards for learning resources enable LIS scholars to realise the potential of international knowledge banks, digital archives, libraries, and museums, and consortia of learning materials. How are these resources made available to a global audience of LIS scholars?
New challenges face LIS academics, in terms of the qualifications required (including research-based competence, technological proficiency, effectiveness in teaching, a sustained record of scholarship, and active participation in appropriate professional associations) and Faculty appointment processes (such as Review and Promotion Policies, and the continuing professional development of the teaching and research staff). Papers may discuss staff exchange programs or cooperative projects that encourage mentoring and support for new academics.
The IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID satellite meeting will be of interest to:
- University faculty and staff working in the area of academic development
- National and international planners working with university reform
- Project leaders and administrative staff involved in curriculum innovation and eLearning
- Professional agencies involved in academic course accreditation
- Libraries associations, electronic and multimedia publishers, and information services developers with interests in education and training
Proposals for full papers must be submitted by 15 March 2010.
- The title of the proposed paper
- Extended abstract of the proposed paper (500-1000 words)
- Details of the presenter(s) (see below)
Proposals for poster presentations must be submitted by 15 March 2010.
- The title of the proposed poster presentation
- A description of the topic of the proposed poster presentation (300 words)
- Details of the presenter(s) (see below)
Details of the presenter(s)
- Name(s) of presenter(s)
- Position or title of presenter(s)
- Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
- E-mail address
- Telephone/fax numbers
- Short biographical statement regarding the presenter(s)
English is the official language of the satellite meeting. All proposals, papers and posters and should be written and presented in English.
Proposals for full papers and poster presentations should be sent by email with attachments to:
Dr Gillian Hallam
IFLA Section for Education and Training (SET)
Evaluation and notification of acceptance
All proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing committee representing the IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID conference organisers. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 April 2010.
The full paper must be submitted by 30 May 2010 to allow time for the review of papers and the final preparation of the program. Details on the format and length of the final paper will be emailed to the successful candidates.
At least one of the authors must undertake to be present to deliver a summary of the paper or the poster at the IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID satellite meeting in Borås.
EUCLID and the University of Zadar will take responsibility for editing and publishing the proceedings of the satellite conference.
The conference is not able to provide financial assistance to prospective authors. Proposals should only be submitted on the understanding that the expenses of attending the IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID satellite meeting (including travel, accommodation, expenses and conference fees) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some employers and national professional associations may be able to help fund certain expenses.
|Anna Maria Tammaro
Chair, Section for Education and Training
University of Parma, Italy
Chair, Section for Library Theory and Research
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
|Dr Gillian Hallam
Information Officer, Section for Education and Training
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
|Professor Linda C. Smith
ALISE President, 2009-2010
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Executive Director, ALISE
Chicago, IL, USA
|Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić
Chair, EUCLID Board
University of Zadar, Croatia
Professor Cristóbal Urbano
Member, EUCLID Board
University of Barcelona, Spain
|Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS)
|Professor Margareta Lundberg-Rodin
Head of School, SSLIS
University of Borås, Sweden
Please direct any queries about the IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID satellite meeting to:
Dr Gillian Hallam
IFLA Section for Education and Training
Registration to BOBCATSSS 2010 has started!!! All participants, including the presenters, must register filling in the form (http://www.hlss.mmu.ac.uk/idea/bobcatss/). The amount for students and professionals includes the conference itself, and the social events.
Programme: the full version will be soon available!
We remember to all Presenters that full papers to be included in the proceedings are due on December 20, 2009. Formal invitation letters will be sent after November 22 to whom explicitly ask for them. Please let a couple of days to receive it.
Dear Euclid members and coleagues,
First of all, I wish to thank Professor Ragnar Audson who kindly and fruitfully acted as Euclid chair in two terms. During his Chairmanship Euclid has achieved very good results towards the internationalisation of the profession and the discipline.
It is a great privilege and honour for me to act as the Chair of the Board and I will do my best to make Euclid more active and its members networking not only through the Euclid’s website and interpersonal correspondence but possibly also through new programmes which I would like to introduce.
My intention is to intensify communication between European LIS schools, especially between the so called Nortern and Southern countries as well as propose several new modes of professional meetings and campaignes.
With a help of Board members who kindly supported my approach, I would like to invite all of you to join the Board in planning our work in forthcoming years regardless of future changes in the governing bodies of Euclid.
First of all, may I invite you to join the Round table on Euclid vision, plans and obstacles, during the BOBCATSSSS Conference in Porto, Portugal (January 27-31, 2009)
I propose several items for further disscussion:
- Should we discuss ways and modes of the continuation of LIS Curriculum Guidelines development based upon Euclid’s book?
- Should we establish regular annual meeting focusing on new trends in the field and possibilities in better connecting its members in proposing EU and other founders’ calls for joint research projects and educational programs?
- Should Euclid be more active in supporting students and LIS departments involved in BOBCATSSS conferences?
Personaly, as a Chair I will welcome assistance of Euclid members and its Board members especially in raising Euclid initiatives outside Europe, namely those ones related to our plans that might help strengthening Euclid’s events.
During my term I would like to pay more attention on recruiting more LIS departments in Euclid matters and make stronger liaisons with Archives and Museology educational units.
Finally, I would like to strengthen liaisons with ALISE and I-schools movement in US as well as with IFLA’s SET.
I might be able to organize the first Round Table/Conference of Euclid members in October 2009 in Zadar, if approved by Euclid members either in person at Bobcatsss meeting or through written approval.
Our secretary Mr Franjo Pehar, University of Zadar and myself will continue to maintain Euclid website which should also provide links to major library and information science activities in Europe and wider.
I hope that you will join the Board by supporting these initial plans and adding to it new ideas. I also hope that all of you will continue your good work on promoting the exchange of research and good practice amongst L&IS professionals, which is Euclid’s aim, and foster Euclid sponsored sessions at major European conferences.
Looking forward to our future cooperation and Euclid’s development, I will look forward to you contribution.
With best regards,
Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić
Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic, PhD
University of Zadar
Head, LIS Department
F. Tudjmana 24i
Phone: +385 23 345 046
We’re looking for regular contributors as well guest bloggers.
Important information for guest bloggers:
EUCLID accepts guests posts on any aspect of education within European library and information education and research area. We welcome guest posts by students, teaching and research personal (faculty), information professionals, administrators, publishers, and others.
Posts must be about any relevant aspect of LIS education and/or research. The topics may reflect your work, research, or personal experience.
Join the conversation! To get started, contact Franjo at fpehar(at)unizd.hr.