Thursday, February 3, 2011

Library Research Round Table Calls for Papers on IRBs

Melora Norman kindly forwarded the following:

Call for Presentations

2011 Library Research Round Table Forums at ALA Annual Conference,
New Orleans, LA
June 23-28,2011

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor the Chair’s Research Forum at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA (June 23-28). The LRRT Forums are a set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion.

Chair’s Forum Topic: Institutional Review Boards

Institutional review boards (IRBs) are a common fixture in institutions of higher education and play a central role in academic research. Modern-day scholars must account for IRB guidelines when planning a research project. To better understand the IRB process and its implications for scholarship, we are interested in proposals that focus on the purpose and functionality of IRBs. Proposals may address, but are not limited to:

* IRBs and protection of subjects
* IRBs and student researchers
* Social science and IRB approval
* Oral history and privacy concerns
* The chilling effect of IRB restrictions
* IRBs with a disciplinary focus

All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. LRRT Members and nonmembers of LRRT are invited and welcomed to submit proposals.

Please submit a two-page proposal by Monday, February 21, 2011. Late submissions will not be considered, and submissions must be limited to two pages in length. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (telephone number, mailing address, and email address). The second page should NOT show your name or any other identifying information. Instead, it must include: 1) The title of your project, and 2) A 500-word abstract. Previously published research or research accepted for publication by December 15, 2010, will not be considered.

Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 28, 2011. Please send submissions (via email or snail mail) to:

Linda L. Lillard, Ph.D.
Library Research Round Table Chair
Associate Professor
205 Carlson Library
Department of Library Science
Clarion University
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: 814-393-2383

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