[mla-nynj] 2nd Call for Papers: The 2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries, Shanghai, China, June 3-6, 2014

Michael Huang michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu
Wed Feb 5 16:58:42 UTC 2014

2nd Call for Presenters

The 2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in
Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology

Tongji University, Shanghai, China, June 3-6, 2014


Academic libraries are in an era of repositioning and development with both
challenges and opportunities posed by technological transformation.
Libraries need to engage in extensive exchange and dialog on management and
service innovations to enhance academic libraries development and
librarians’ mutual understanding and friendship. Dedicated to the theme,
“Transformation and Innovation of Library Management and Services,” the 2nd
International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in
Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology is jointly organized by
Tongji University and American Library Association’s International
Relations Office. The meeting will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai,
China, from June 3-6, 2014. Colleagues from around the world are invited to
submit PowerPoint presentations for consideration as a presenter.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Constantia Constantinou, Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook

Scott Seaman, Dean of Libraries, Ohio University

Gary E. Strong, University Librarian Emeritus, UCLA

Suggested topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the

1.      Management innovation and organizational transformation

·         Trends in higher education and expectations for the library’s

·         Enhancing the role of academic libraries both in and outside of
an institution

·         Repositioning libraries

·         Impact of MOOCs on libraries

2.      Space reorganization and service transformation

·         User studies and service expansions

·         Library physical space and virtual space

3.      Technology transformation and application

·         Special collections digitization, digital humanities

·         Mobile services

·         Big data, data curation

·         Impact of social media on libraries

·         Future new technologies

4.      Enhancement of librarian’s professional skills

·         Developmental trends for a library career

·         Librarian’s knowledge and skills


1.      The deadline for submitting a detailed PowerPoint file (less than
10 MB) is February 17, 2014.

2.      The PPT presentation should be in English.

3.      Submission should contain original research results, viewpoints, or
practice summaries.

4.      The PPT presentation should have title, abstract, and presenter’s
full name(s).

5.      The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details
including: name, professional affiliation, address, telephone and fax
numbers, and email address.

6.      20 minutes will be allocated for a summary content delivery in the

7.      All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. An
official invitation will then be issued to presenters/authors as soon as
the review process is finished.

8.      Submissions from mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan
regions should be sent to: xjzeng at lib.tongji.edu.cn. Any inquires should be
addressed to Zeng Xiaojuan (曾小娟) at (86-21) 65983835.

9.      Submissions from outside China should be sent to:
michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu. Please contact Prof. Michael Bailou Huang (
黄柏楼) for any questions at (001) 631-444-3794.

Tongji University

ALA International Relations Office

Michael Bailou Huang, MLS, MEd, MSAc, LAc
Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Stony Brook University
Health Sciences Tower, Level 3
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034, USA
Office: 516.632.9762 Cell: 631.786.7023
michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu

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