Call for Papers: Congress 2020

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The Canadian Association for Information Science / l’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI) invites submissions for its 48th Annual Conference, to take place during the 2020 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, June 1-3, 2020 at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

London is situated where the Thames River (Deshkan Ziibi) forks into its north and south branches and flows separately onwards to distant mouths.  In this space marked by bifurcation, we are invited to consider the ways in which the scholarship and practice of information science is both coming together to a point and diverging along different trajectories.  At this critical juncture that is the present moment, what choices are we to make?  What are the options before us and what are potential solutions to bridge unwanted divides or avoid perilous futures?  Thus, this year’s conference will investigate “Diverging Trajectories in Information Science.”  Applicants can consider, among other subjects, the following:

  • Diverging methodologies in information science;
  • Contested grounds in data collection, data interpretation and study findings;
  • Cognitive versus social approaches;
  • Questions of theory and practice and their divergence;
  • Trajectories and their possibility of future convergence;
  • Scholarship involving information and decision-making.

We invite papers, panels, and posters representing diverse topics and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. In particular, we encourage individuals to submit papers, panels, and posters on the revised Congress 2020 theme emphasizing the confrontation of colonialism and anti-black racism.

Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will likely have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBES.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals.  Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template.

Panels: 90-minute oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints, including time for questions or discussion.  Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template.

Posters: Visual presentations of projects at any stage of development on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (maximum 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. Please use this template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner when submitting your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using CAIS/ACSI’s Open Journal System.

Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite doctoral students to the fourth annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum’s goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Please be prepared to present informally on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form.

The submission deadline for all proposals is January 20, 2020.

Authors will be notified no later than February 28, 2020. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2020. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie.

Initial submissions should be scrubbed of identifying information for double-blind peer review.

Registration: Expect more details soon.  Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2020.ca/register). Congress 2020 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2020 Conference Co-chairs.

Roger Chabot
Library Assistant, Western Libraries
Course Instructor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Western University
rchabot2@uwo.ca

Grant Campbell
Associate Professor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Western University
gcampbel@uwo.ca

Leah Brown
PhD Student
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Western University
mbrow244@uwo.ca

Dr. Heather Hill appointed as new Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

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The Canadian Association of Information Science has appointed Dr. Heather Hill as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Her scholarship has centred on the areas of accessibility, public libraries, and fringe publishing (self publishing and fanfiction).

One of Heather’s first decisions as editor included establishing an online submission system. Interested authors are encouraged to submit to https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/cjils/

A respected source of the most up-to-date research on library and information science, the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Scienceis recognized internationally for its authoritative bilingual contributions to the field of information science. Established in 1976, the journal is dedicated to the publication of research findings, both in full-length and in brief format; reviews of books; software and technology; and letters to the editor.

The editorial policy of the journal is to continue the advancement of information and library science in both English and French in Canada by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research.

The journal is concerned with research findings, understanding the issues in the field, and understanding the history, economics, technology, and human behaviour of information systems and services.

Published by the Canadian Association for Information Science.

Read this journal online at Project Muse.

Call for Proposals – 2019 Conference

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Information Studies in the World: Conversations Across Institutional Boundaries

47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science / L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

June 3-5, 2019

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of “Circles of Conversation.” CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:
• outreach
• conversation health & moderation
• relationship-building
• impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
• impact of the outside world within the library/academy
• knowledge translation
• decolonization and Indigenization
• challenge to established authority

Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L’information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.

Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum’s goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.

The submission deadline for all proposals is January 22, 2019. Extended to January 31, 2019.

Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

Julia Bullard
Assistant Professor, iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)
University of British Columbia
julia.bullard@ubc.ca

Rick Kopak
Senior Instructor, iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)
University of British Columbia
r.kopak@ubc.ca

Finalizing your extended abstract for the 2018 proceedings

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Instructions for preparing your abstract for CAIS Conference Proceedings

Authors, please adhere to the following formatting guidelines for submission of your final extended abstract for publication in our open access online proceedings.

Remember to proofread and spellcheck your document before submission, as no further editing services will be provided. Submit your final abstract, up to approximately 1500 words, via EasyChair by end of day April 16, 2018.

Start with page two of the downloadable template.

Use Times New Roman, 12 pt, 2.54 cm margins on all sides. Use headings as appropriate.

Be sure to include the author(s) name(s) and affiliations at the top of the first page.

Preparation of copy

Use italics rather than underlining where applicable. Use endnotes rather than footnotes.

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be numbered separately and placed together at the end of the document. Figures can be sent in separate image files. Insert a location note at the appropriate place in the text (e.g., ”Insert Table 2 here”). Prepare tables as simply as possible. Figures must be sharp and clear and must fit within the text area of a journal page (115 mm × 175 mm).

Style

Tables and figures should be numbered separately and placed together at the end of the document. Figures can be sent in separate image files. Insert a location note at the appropriate place in the text (e.g., ”Insert Table 2 here”). Prepare tables as simply as possible. Figures must be sharp and clear and must fit within the text area of a journal page (115 mm × 175 mm).

Format and references

All references to sources are to be identified in the text by the surname of the author(s), year of publication, and page number(s) where applicable. Examples: (Greenberg 2008, 48); (Olson 2006, 19–21); (Fogel 2004a). For ejournal articles please provide a DOI rather than a URL if possible. The references list should be placed at the end of the main text, and ordered alphabetically by author and by year of publication.

All abstracts should be submitted in PDF format.

Western University seeks Dean, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

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Western University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Media and Information Studies. Please see the full posting here: [pdf download].

Consideration of candidates will begin late October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Laura Brannan at westernfims@odgersberndtson.com.

Call for Proposals: 2018 Conference

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Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies

 

46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science

University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan

May 30-June 1, 2018

 

We currently witness the impacts of data on people’s lives, and on libraries, archives, other information organizations, and the scholarly communication process. The creation and availability of large volumes of data pose new opportunities as well as challenges for information science researchers and practitioners. Digital data influence a range of disciplines, domains, users, information sources, services, and businesses. Disciplinary and institutional repositories, digital archives, and digital libraries provide new research platforms for addressing ethical, epistemological, social, cultural, political, and linguistic issues. At the same time, the proliferation of data requires information science researchers and practitioners to critically investigate methodologies, approaches, theories, technologies, and pedagogies with data in mind.

 

In keeping with the Congress 2018 theme of “Gathering Diversities,” “data” is conceived broadly to include research data, big data, digital data, open data, qualitative data, and emerging or less predominant types of data. CAIS/ACSI welcomes wide-ranging ideas, perspectives, and scholarship. Key questions include the following.

 

Methodological and theoretical frameworks

  1. How can information science theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, and approaches inform and contribute to the study of data?
  2. What are some of the common and unique areas of research and practice between data and information science? What opportunities do data present for innovative interdisciplinary research and practice?
  3. What epistemological and critical considerations must be taken into account in considering data in information science?
  4. How are data involved in people’s information behaviours, practices, and experiences?

 

Technological and practice implications

  1. How are researchers and practitioners addressing opportunities and challenges around data such as digital literacy and data literacy, privacy, copyright, ownership, and confidentiality?
  2. What technological innovations and approaches support effective data management, including data mining and analytics, visualization, curation, archiving, preservation, citation, sharing, discovery, and interoperability?

 

Ethical, educational, and social considerations

  1. How might researchers and practitioners effectively bring an information ethics perspective to the collection, use, and analysis of data? What responsibilities do we have to advocate for open and equitable access to data?
  2. How are data and their associated opportunities and challenges being incorporated into Canadian LIS education? What skills and knowledge do new practitioners need in relation to data?
  3. How do the collection and use of data reflect or enable diversity within communities and among perspectives, representations, and interpretations? What responsibilities do information researchers and practitioners have to advocate for diversity and inclusion in this domain? How do we do so effectively?

 

Types of Proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French.

 

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practices. Please use this template: [link].

 

Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (maximum 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications. Please use this template: [link].

 

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L’information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

 

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2018.

 

Doctoral Forum

We are pleased to invite students to the second annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum’s goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

 

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project

 

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

 

To participate, please fill out the following submission form.

 

Doctoral students interested in attending the Forum are also encouraged to submit completed or ongoing research projects for consideration as part of the CAIS/ACSI conference.

 

Please note that you must register for the conference to participate in the Doctoral Forum.

 

The submission deadline for all proposals is January 29, 2018.

 

Authors will be notified no later than March 5, 2018. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2018. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie.

 

Registration: The conference will take place May 30-June 1, 2018, as part of the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina (May 26-June 1, 2018). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2018.ca/register).

 

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference Co-chairs.

 

Ali Shiri

Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

University of Alberta

ali.shiri@ualberta.ca

 

Sarah Polkinghorne

Doctoral Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology &

Librarian, University of Alberta

sarah.polkinghorne@ualberta.ca

 

Sharon Farnel

Metadata Coordinator & Doctoral Student

University of Alberta

sharon.farnel@ualberta.ca

Call for Papers: 2017 Conference

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45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science

The Warp & Weft of Knowledge: Information Threads Connecting Disciplines, Identities, and Perspectives

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario
May 31 – June 2, 2017

The conference theme The Warp & Weft of Knowledge: Information Threads Connecting Disciplines, Identities and Perspectives reflects the broad cross-disciplinary nature of information science. Information science research focuses on how information is structured, represented, organized, disseminated, and accessed. More than this, it examines how information is embedded in our communities, institutions, and social lives. Information itself is all pervasive. It touches a myriad of disciplines, identities, and perspectives. As such, those of us who trace the “red thread of information” within and across disciplinary boundaries are uniquely situated to observe how disciplinary and methodological terrains connect, overlap, contradict, and diverge as well as how various perspectives and paradigms are shaped and formed by information. Indeed, as noted by Marcia Bates in her well known 1999 article, The Invisible Substrate of Information, “we always follow the information”.

This year we are picking up on the Congress theme “From Far and Wide: The Next 150” to emphasize not only the length and breadth of information studies throughout the years but also the places, far and wide, across which information science has travelled and from which we draw. The weaving metaphor relates to the red threads of information that not only connect various disciplines, identities, and perspectives but brings to light new ideas and approaches. Along with Canada’s 150th anniversary we also celebrate our past accomplishments and our hopes for the future. We want CAIS/ASCI 2017 to explore the interdisciplinarity of information studies, build on past research, and forge new paths for the future.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following ideas:

  • Collaboration and independence: Within IS contexts and beyond
  • Differentiation and integration: Among groups, professionals, or on personal levels
  • Papers representing methods drawn from other disciplines or mixed methods approaches
  • New and innovative approaches to IS research
  • Papers reflecting on the development and future of IS research
  • Papers from a variety of perspectives: Institutional, social, and ethical
  • Historical examinations of IS as a discipline

We are also pleased to announce that Marcia Bates will give the opening keynote presentation on May 31, 2017. Dr. Bates has published widely in the areas of information system search strategy, user-centered design of information retrieval systems, organization of knowledge, information seeking behavior, and the nature of the information professions.

We welcome proposals that explore or are directly influenced by Dr. Bates’s work.

Call for proposals
Proposals may be submitted in English or French. The conference committee strongly encourages submissions from professional and academic researchers. Types of submissions include:

CAIS Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications.

CAIS Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (with a limit of 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications.

Student- to-CAIS/ACSI and Practitioner Awards: Paper submissions by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize, and both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L’information et de Bibliothéconomie. If you would like to be considered for the award please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your CAIS/ACSI abstract submission. Winners will be selected based on the submission of their abstract to the conference. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Doctoral Forum
We are pleased to invite students to this year’s inaugural Doctoral Forum. The goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback, and to meet with other researchers. Feel free to join us, regardless of the current stage of your doctoral project.

Format: 10 minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion

Submission: 250 to 500 words abstract describing your research project

To participate, please fill the following submission form.

Doctoral students interested in attending the Doctoral Forum are also encouraged to submit completed or ongoing research projects for consideration as part of the CAIS conference.

Please note that you have to register to the CAIS conference to attend the Doctoral Forum.

Submission Deadline for all proposals is January 27, 2017.

Submissions will be reviewed using the online EasyChair system. Submissions can be made to EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cais2017.

Authors will be notified of the decision no later than February 27th, 2017. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI Website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 28th, 2017. Participants are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place as part of the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario (May 31-June 2, 2017). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2017.ca/register).

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2017 Conference Co-chairs.

Danielle Allard
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Women’s and Gender Studies Program/ Master’s of Archival Studies Program
University of Manitoba
danielle.allard@umanitoba.ca

Deborah Hicks
Lecturer
The iSchool @ UBC
University of British Columbia
deborah.hicks@ubc.ca

Catherine Johnson
Associate Professor
Faculty of Information &
Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
cjohn24@uwo.ca

How to Prepare Your Abstract for the Proceedings

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Instructions for preparing your abstract for CAIS Conference Proceedings

Authors, please adhere to the following formatting guidelines for submission of your final abstract for the electronic proceedings. Remember to spellcheck the document before submission, as no further editing services will be provided. Submit your final abstract, up to 1500 words, on or before April 28, 2017.

Start with page two of the downloadable template

Use Times New Roman, 12 pts, 2.54 cm margins on all sides. Use headings as appropriate.

Be sure to include the author(s) names and affiliations at the top of the first page.

Preparation of copy

Use italics rather than underlining where applicable. Use endnotes rather than footnotes.

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be numbered separately and placed together at the end of the document. Figures can be sent in separate image files. Insert a location note at the appropriate place in the text (e.g., ”Insert Table 2 here”). Prepare tables as simply as possible. Figures must be sharp and clear and must fit within the text area of a journal page (115 mm × 175 mm).

Style

Tables and figures should be numbered separately and placed together at the end of the document. Figures can be sent in separate image files. Insert a location note at the appropriate place in the text (e.g., ”Insert Table 2 here”). Prepare tables as simply as possible. Figures must be sharp and clear and must fit within the text area of a journal page (115 mm × 175 mm).

Format and references

All references to sources are to be identified in the text by the surname of the author(s), year of publication, and page number(s) where applicable. Examples: (Greenberg 2008, 48); (Olson 2006, 19–21); (Fogel 2004a). For ejournal articles please provide a DOI rather than a URL if possible. The references list should be placed at the end of the main text, and ordered alphabetically by author and by year of publication.

All abstracts should be submitted in PDF format.

Welcome to the New Editor of CJILS!

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The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Valerie Nesset as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, starting November 2015.

Dr. Nesset earned her Ph.D. at McGill University and joined the Department of Library and Information Studies at SUNY at Buffalo in 2008. She earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Dr. Nesset’s research lies at the intersection of information behavior and information literacy, which she has published in journals such as Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Information Research, Education Today, and Library and Information Science Research. Dr. Nesset has editorial experience with the McGill Journal of Education, where she was instrumental in helping the journal to transition from a print-based subscription to gold open access (i.e., freely available over the Web). Since 2011 she has been the Book Reviews Editor for Education for Information, and she has recently joined the editorial board of Library and Information Science Research. Dr. Nesset reviews for a number of journals, including Journal of Library and Information Science and Journal of Information Literacy. She has served on the program committees for the annual conferences of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the CAIS. In 2010, she co-chaired the CAIS conference, and she co-chaired the poster track for the 2009 ASIS&T conference. Dr. Nesset also chaired the Association for Library and Information Science Education Nominating Committee in 2008-09.

The CAIS Board would like to thank Dr. Clément Arsenault for maintaining the high quality of CJILS under his editorship since 2011. We are grateful for his service to the information science community. The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science is published by the University of Toronto Press on a quarterly basis in print, and is available online on Project MUSE. We encourage submissions to the journal, directly to the editor. Starting November 2015, please submit manuscripts to Dr. Valerie Nesset, vmnesset@buffalo.edu.

Call for Papers: 2016 Conference

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Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us

Common bonds. Peculiar ambitions. Surprising outcomes; whether we belong to communities or help create them, the associations, guilds, leagues and interest groups we keep company with serve as many different purposes and pursuits as there are names to describe them. In keeping with the 2016 Congress theme of “Energizing Communities,” the Canadian Association for Information Science 2016 CFP challenges you to think about information science at the community level, and invites proposals relating to the broad theme of “Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us.”

Whether we work individually or collaboratively, in highly technological or highly social contexts, in the hotbed of contemporary research or on the periphery, information science inevitably wrestles with aspects of community. What do these communities look like? How do they survive (or not) through adversity and challenge? What does community innovation look like, and how does it affect sustainability? We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to conceptualizations of community. Consider the following ideas:

  • Discovering and defining communities: locally, nationally, internationally
  • Collaboration and independence: within IS contexts and beyond
  • Community benefit and engagement
  • Community building: opportunities, structures, best practices, learning from the past, visions for the future
  • Community participation, service and leadership
  • Organizing information for and with communities
  • Community research and methods
  • Missing and excluded communities
  • Differentiation and integration: among groups, professionals, or on personal levels
  • Supporting communities, listening to communities
  • Traditions and extraordinary changes in IS communities

Call for Proposals

Proposals may be submitted in English or French. Please anonymize all submissions at this time. The conference committee strongly encourages submissions from professional, academic and student researchers. Types of submissions include:

CAIS Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications.

CAIS Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (with a limit of 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications.

Student- and Practitioner-to-CAIS/ACSI Awards

Submissions by graduate students and by practitioners for CAIS Papers (only) will be considered for these awards. Details of the awards, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website.

Submission Deadline for all proposals is January 11, 2016.

CAIS submissions will be reviewed using the online EasyChair system. Conference proposals will be refereed by the CAIS Program Committee. Authors will be notified of the decision approximately February 22th, 2016. All presenters must register for the conference.

Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI Website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be formatted (template to be provided), and submitted no later than April 22th, 2016. Participants are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliotheconomie.

Registration

The conference will take place as part of the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta from June 1-3, 2016. Registration will be available online through the Congress website.

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2016 Conference Co-chairs.

David H. Michels
Conference Co-Chair
Public Services Librarian
Sir James Dunn Law Library
Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H4R2
902 494-8856 | david.michels@dal.ca
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Angela Pollak
Conference Co-Chair
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
apollak@uwo.ca
www.AngelaPollak.ca

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