Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session, Oct 1

Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session

Deadline: Applications due by October 1, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18-20, 2020

The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children’s Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in Bellevue from June 18-20, 2020, and hosted by the University of Washington. The Phoenix Awards recognize exceptional books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value. Continue reading

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020, Sep 20

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020

Deadline: Applications due by September 20, 2019

June 18-20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington
Sustaining #OwnVoices Scholars

Increasingly, the field of children’s literature has been endorsing texts that fit within the #ownvoices umbrella, a tag used to describe “kidlit about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group” (@corinneduyvis). However, as Kate Slater notes in her introduction to the 2017 #WeNeedDiverseScholars Forum in The Lion and the Unicorn, “our field can do more to incorporate and recognize the voices of scholars of color and Native scholars” (79). The discrepancy between #ownvoices books and #ownvoices scholars must be remedied. Thus, because of this year’s conference theme’s emphasis on eco-activism, it is important to create an environment within children’s literature scholarship that fosters voices of diverse scholars. Continue reading

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature, Sep 15

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature

Deadline: September 15, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18 – 20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. Continue reading

Conference: The International Society for the Study of Information 2019 Summit, June 2

The International Society for the Study of Information 2019 Summit

June 2 – June 6, 2019

The International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) will be holding its 2019 Summit / Conference at U C Berkeley this coming summer — June 2-6 2019. You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or merely register to hear from the many notable speakers and participate in the various mini-conferences and workshops. Apply here. Continue reading

Funding: Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, Mar 31

Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

Deadline: Grant Proposals due by March 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM PDT

Broadening participation in computing is a core part of Microsoft’s values; accordingly, they are excited to continue the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant that aims to recognize, support, and mentor diverse doctoral students as they complete their dissertation research in computing-related fields. Continue reading

Call for Papers: JCDL 2019 Workshop on Organizing Data, Information, and Knowledge in Big Data Environments, Apr 5

Call for Papers: JCDL 2019 Workshop on Organizing Data, Information, and
Knowledge in Big Data Environments

Deadline: Extensive summary submission due April 5, 2019

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants – information and computing researchers and professionals who work in the areas of information organization, information retrieval, knowledge management, data mining, and Big Data analytics — to get together and exchange research ideas on organizing access to data, information, and knowledge in Big Data environments. Continue reading

Funding: Joe Ann Clifton Student Award for 2019 SLA Annual Conference, Mar 25

Joe Ann Clifton Student Award for 2019 SLA Annual Conference

Deadline: Submission due March 25, 2019.

The Information Technology Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is accepting submissions for its 2019 Joe Ann Clifton Student Award to help cover expenses at the 2019 SLA Annual Conference June 14-18, 2019, in Cleveland, OH, not to exceed $1,500. This award is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student (or field related to the IT Division’s mission). The award also includes Student membership in SLA for one (1) year. Continue reading