[Asis-l] Deadline Extended - Call for Proposals - Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Jennifer W. Baxmeyer bax at princeton.edu
Mon Sep 12 14:27:05 EDT 2011

Call for Proposals - Deadline extended to October 1, 2011

The deadline has been extended by an additional two and a half weeks!

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is a conference for  everyone. The conference is sponsored by five associations of ethnic  librarians, including: the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the  Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of  the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians  Association (CALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and  Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA)  JCLC brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library  supporters, and community participants to explore issues of diversity in  libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services.

JCLC 2012 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, in September 2012, and  will be an excellent opportunity for you to share your knowledge and  expertise in one of the following areas:

Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration
Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; community collaborations; user  spaces; public policy; health education; using census data and other  government information; cultural programming; services to and rebuilding  of communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban, rural and  low-income communities; etc.

Collections, Programs and Services
Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music; information  literacy; children's, youth and adult programming; programs for diverse  populations; reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technical  services; archives; preservation; documenting traditional knowledge;  research; cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.

Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange (understanding and valuing differences) Increasing awareness and tolerance of "minorities"; disabilities; gender; celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBT populations;  nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving the incarcerated;  immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnational communities;  multiculturalism; best practices and model programs; etc.

Leadership, Management and Organizational Development Administration; staff development/training; recruitment and retention;  leadership; organizational culture; management; cultural competencies;  mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff and paraprofessional  issues; conflict resolution and mediation; re-organization and  re-structuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change;  research; fundraising; etc.

Technology and Innovation
Teaching and learning; emerging technologies; e-repositories; social  networking applications; digitization; equal access for users; library  tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning and  collaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology and  implications for use; videos; etc.

All sessions will be 75 minutes long and may take one of the following  formats:

*       Panel
*       Individual Paper/Presentation
*       Roundtable
*       Workshop
*       Poster Session

**JCLC will also accept proposals in different formats (other than those  listed above) that will excite, engage and create a new learning  environment for conference attendees.**

All proposals must be submitted to the Joint Conference of Librarians of  Color website at: http://www.jclc-conference.org by midnight PST on October 1, 2011. No late submissions will be accepted.

All proposals will be blind reviewed (without author identification) by  the JCLC Program Committee. Proposals are evaluated on quality and clarity  of content, uniqueness of topic, relevance to conference attendees,  ability to engage the audience, and the relationship of the proposal to  the mission of the conference.

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