Code4Lib Journal #34

Code4Lib Journal #34 is now available.

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C4L17: Call for Presentation/Panel proposals

Code4Lib 2017 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the Luskin Conference Center at UCLA, from March 6, 2017 - March 9, 2017. More information about Code4lib 2017 will be coming soon.

We encourage all members of the Code4Lib community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

-Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
- Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
- Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development
- Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

This year, in order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, we'll be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You'll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. We are also considering holding a poster session at this year's conference. If you would be interested in presenting your topic as a poster, please indicate so on the form.
https://goo.gl/forms/GbM0jmSdXFkRdHAr2

In addition to "traditional" presentations and posters, we plan to include a panel session this year. If you have a topic you'd like to suggest for a panel, and are willing to work with the Program Committee to organize / recruit for the session, please use the following form.
https://goo.gl/forms/q2KbVcO4ntkh6bPp1

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). In addition, panel participants will have registration slots held. The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through November 7, 2016 at midnight PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on November 16, 2016 and continue through December 7, 2016. The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active code4lib.org account to participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in December.

Thank you,
The Code4Lib 2017 Program Committee

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Code4Lib 2017

The Code4Lib 2017 Los Angeles Committee is pleased to announce that we have finalized the dates and location of the 2017 conference.

The 2017 conference will be held from March 6 through March 9 in the at the Luskin Conference Center at UCLA. With a very large and modern conference center at our disposal, Code4Lib 2017 will be able to accomodate the growing number of attendees while also retaining that small, tight-knit Code4Lib community feeling of previous years. We hope you can come join us!

More details to come soon; in the meantime, the Keynote Committee is about to close submissions for the conference keynote speaker, so be sure to nominate a keynote speaker on the Code4Lib wiki before Friday, October 14th. Proposals for prepared talks are also currently open and will be accepted until November 7th. This year, there is a new, separate process for panel proposals which we are very excited about. Proposals for pre-conference workshops are also currently open and will be accepted until November 8th.

Also, the Sponsorship Committee is actively looking for sponsors for 2017; more information about how to get in touch with the committee will be forthcoming.

It’s shaping up to be a great conference this year, and there will be lots more opportunities to volunteer. Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 6!

~ The Code4Lib 2017 Los Angeles Committee

Code4Lib Journal #33

Code4Lib Journal #32

Issue #32 of the Code4Lib Journal is now available.

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jobs.code4lib.org studied

Creating Tomorrow’s Technologists: Contrasting Information Technology Curriculum in North American Library and Information Science Graduate Programs against Code4lib Job Listings by Monica Maceli recently appeared in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 56.3 (DOI:10.12783/issn.2328-2967/56/3/3). As the title states, it studies listings on jobs.code4lib.org:

This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology mailing list, Code4lib has since expanded to an annual conference in the United States and a job-posting website. The study found that database and web design/development topics continued to dominate course offerings with diverse sub-topics covered. Strong growth was noted in the area of user experience but a lack of related jobs for librarians was identified. Analysis of the job listings revealed common technology-centric librarian and non-librarian job titles, as well as frequently correlated requirements for technology skillsets relating to the popular foci of web design/development and metadata. Finally, this study presents a series of suggestions for LIS educators in order that they continue to keep curriculum aligned with current technology employment requirements.

Code4Lib 2016

The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee is pleased to announce that we have finalized the dates and location of the 2016 conference.

The 2016 conference will be held from March 7 through March 10 in the Old City District of Philadelphia. This location puts conference attendees within easy walking distance of many of Philadelphia’s historical treasures, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center, and the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Attendees will also be a very short distance from the Delaware River waterfront and will be a short walk from numerous excellent restaurants.

As we’ll be reserving almost all of the space within the hotel for our conference (both rooms and conference spaces), Code4Lib 2016 will have the tight-knit community feel we know is important.

More details to come soon; in the meantime, the Keynote Committee is gearing up to open submissions for the conference keynote speaker, so be sure to contact them at pacella@gmail.com for more information, or you can nominate a keynote speaker at http://wiki.code4lib.org/2016_Invited_Speakers_Nominations.

Also, our Sponsorship Committee is actively looking for sponsors for 2016, so please contact the committee via Shaun Ellis to learn about all the ways your organization can help sponsor our 2016 conference.

It’s shaping up to be a great conference this year, and there will be lots more opportunities to volunteer. Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 7!

The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee

Code4Lib Northern California: Stanford, CA

Stanford University Libraries will host a Code4Lib Northern California regional meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in the Lathrop Library on Stanford's campus. We'll have a morning session with lightning talks about various topics and an afternoon of smaller breakout and working sessions.

You can get more details about the event and register on the Code4Lib NorCal wiki page.

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Code4Lib Journal #28: Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology

Issue 28 of the Code4Lib Journal, Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology, organized by eight special guest editors and two regular editors, is now available.

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