Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[ELEARN] Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials 

and Workshops!


Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015)

April 20-22, 2015 Dublin, Ireland


The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated
to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.
The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians
and professionals from Education.
The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians
and professionals from various educational fields with
cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote
research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2015 invites
research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design
implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers
will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected
papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in IICE-2015 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education   

*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education      


- You can submit your research paper at
or email it to

Important Dates:

*Abstract and Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: January 25, 2015
*Notification of Abstract and Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection Date: February 05, 2015
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: February 02, 2015
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance /Rejection Date: February 15, 2015
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: January 20, 2015
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection Date: January 31, 2015
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: February 15, 2015
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: February 25, 2015
*Camera Ready Paper Due: March 01, 2015
*Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): December 30, 2014 - March 15, 2015
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): March 16, 2015 - March 30, 2015
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): March 16, 2015 - April 14, 2015
*Conference Dates: April 20-22, 2015

For further information please visit IICE-2015 at  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ALA in San Francisco - Building Bridges: Connecting Communities through Librarianship & Advocacy

Attending ALA Annual in San Francisco?  

Join us for 
Building Bridges: 
Connecting Communities through 
Librarianship & Advocacy

Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN through 
April 3, 2015
For more information, visit:

Don't miss Valarie Kaur's Keynote Address @ Building Bridges

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, and interfaith leader who centers her work on storytelling for social change (

For more information, visit:

ALA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for 2016 Elections

Contact: JoAnne Kempf
Office of ALA Governance
(312) 280-3212
For immediate release (March 5, 2015)

Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2016 election

CHICAGO - The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2016 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect, Treasurer, and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect, two candidates to run for Treasurer, and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2016 spring election.

The President-elect will serve a three-year term: as President-elect in 2016-2017, as President in 2017-2018, and as Immediate Past President in 2018-2019.

The Treasurer will serve a three-year term beginning after the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Conference.

The Councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, also beginning after the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Conference. 

The ALA President, Treasurer, and Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA].  Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; fax; and e-mail address.  Self-nominations are encouraged.   All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available at

Nominations and forms must be received no later than June 12, 2015.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2016 Nominating Committee.  Committee members are: 

·         Larry Neal, Library Director, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, MI  (586) 226-5011, E-mail
·         Susan Ballard, Project Director, School Librarian Program Development, Granite State College/University System of New Hampshire, Rochester, NH  (603) 247-8308, E-mail 
·         Manuel Figueroa, Talent Development and Training Manager, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY (718) 990-8575, E-mail
·         Sharon Hu, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL (773) 995-2006, E-mail
·         Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School, Randallstown, MD (410) 887-0760, E-mail
·         David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS  (785) 580-4601, E-mail
·         Portia Latalladi, Youth Librarian, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (312) 747-3725, E-mail 
·         Jennifer Paustenbaugh, University Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, (801) 422-4301, E-mail
·         Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (858) 534-3060, E-mail

Individuals who do not wish to go through the nominations process may run for office by petition.  Information about running by petition and instructions for creating a petition can be found at  Members must log-in to the ALA website in order to create a petition. Deadline for filing petitions is January 29, 2016.