With focus on innovative research and on information science as an evolving field, the conference will provide information scientists with a forum for presentation on four areas that form the conference program theme.

1) Context, Environment and Profession Information needs, libraries and archives, information services, information communities, I-schools, government initiatives, economic and political factors, cost analysis.

2) Human-Information Interaction (HII) Information retrieval, interface design, information architecture, user studies, information behaviour, information literacy.

3) Technology and Tools
Systems design, system effectiveness and efficiency, information visualization, Web applications, Web2.0.

4) Management, Analysis and Organization of Information
Informetrics, metadata, knowledge organization, cataloguing and classification, competitive intelligence, strategic management of information, knowledge management, records management, information science theory.

Conference proposal submission. Proposals for CAIS/ACSI 2007 should include a title, be no more than 750 words long, and specify how they relate to one of the areas within the conference program theme. Proposals with clearly articulated theoretical grounding and methodology, and those that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives and methodologies are welcome. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. Doctoral candidates are especially invited to submit proposals for the conference. Highest ranked papers will, with permission of the authors, be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science with their abstracts appearing in the proceedings.

Deadline for proposals is January 12, 2007. Proposals, including the name(s)
of the author(s), complete mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, should be sent electronically (Word or RTF) or in print to:

Dr. Kimiz Dalkir or Prof. Clément Arsenault cais2007@cais-acsi.ca
CAIS/ACSI 2007 Conference Co-chair
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
McGill University
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal (Qc), Canada H3A 1Y1
(Phone: +1-514-398-3368 Fax: +1-514-398-7193)

Conference proposals will be refereed by the Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of the Committee’s decision no later than February 16, 2007. All presenters must register for the conference. Papers to appear as full-text in the electronic proceedings must be submitted no later than April 10, 2007. With permission of the authors, abstracts of all papers presented at the conference will also be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science.

The Journal of Web Librarianship is seeking high-quality manuscripts featuring original scholarship and practical communications in the area of web librarianship. JWL will publish material related to all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals in the Web environment. This is a new peer-reviewed journal to be published for the first time in early 2007. New authors are encouraged to submit mansucripts for consideration.

For more information, please visit the journal’s website, http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/jwl/.

Jody Fagan
Editor, Journal of Web Librarianship

ALA Wiki

December 12, 2006

ALA has created a professional tips wiki that would be a useful tool for those preparing for comps as well as those wanting to to become more familiar with the field of librarianship.

Library Student Journal

December 1, 2006

Do you have a paper that you would like to submit for publication? Library Student Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal for future information science professionals edited by students at the University at Buffalo. It has been added to the Links section.

Resume posting

November 30, 2006

If you would like to have your resume posted to the Resume section of the OLISSA website, please send it to OLISSA and we will be happy to post it.

A wiki of academic blogs

November 29, 2006

This wiki has a list of academic blogs across many fields, including library science. Check it out via the link from this entry or over to the right on the Blogroll under the entry “Academic Blog Portal”.

From Dan Kemp in Career Services:

Note to all SLIS students (in both undergraduate and graduate programs):
The College of Arts and Sciences pays the $25.00 fee for all students in CAS programs to use the full range of services offered through the O.U. Career Services office. These services include resume critiques, interviewing and job search workshops, access to on-campus interviewing, use of the Optimal Resume program for preparing resumes, and access to a number of career planning/job search resources. For more detailed information on the services available and/or to arrange for assistance, please contact OU Career Services at 325-1974 email oucs@ou.edu or visit the Career Services web site at http://hiresooner.com.