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2nd call for papers

Liebe INETBIBler,

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Katarina Steinwachs
>*****  2nd CALL FOR PAPERS *****
>1st International Symposium on 
>Networked Learner Support
>17th-18th June 1996
>Sheffield, England
>Organised by:
>Networked Learning and Work Research Group
>Department of Information Studies, 
>University of Sheffield
>Networked Learner Support
>New electronic communication and information networks in higher education 
>create both the need and the potential to take new approaches to end-user 
>training and help.  Networked learner support (NLS) is emerging as a new 
>professional practice, in response to the challenge to provide effective
>for all users in the use of networked resources.
>Increasingly, those involved in NLS (whether based in the library or in other 
>campus services) are exploring the use of networked strategies to deliver end-
>user training.  For instance, much current activity exploits World Wide Web 
>(WWW) facilities and electronic mail for learner support across the campus 
>and beyond.  The new professional role of NLS also entails:
>*   working increasingly in para-academic roles;
>*   working in increasingly converged learner support settings;
>*   contributing significantly to institutional culture change, in terms of 
>     exploitation of the networked environment.
>NetLinkS, a project funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme, is based 
>upon the premise that the electronic library needs a complementary 
>programme of electronic user education and training.  The project aims to 
>support the development of NLS by co-ordinating a networked programme of 
>collaborative professional development.   The symposium is being organised 
>by the Networked Learning and Research Group in conjunction with the 
>NetLinkS project.
>The Symposium
>The need to establish NLS as a new role within higher education, and to 
>develop effective NLS strategies, provides the focus for the Symposium.  The 
>aim is to bring together those with involvement in NLS to share experience 
>and ideas, to raise issues, and to begin to define good practice.  A key
>of the Symposium is its recognition of NLS as a collaborative activity within 
>and between institutions, cutting across departments such as library and 
>computing services, teaching/learning support, staff development and 
>academic departments.
>Proposals for papers will be welcomed on any aspect of NLS activity, 
>including, but not restricted to, the following:
>*   culture change: issues and strategies for the networked environment;
>*   design and evaluation of networked end-user training and support 
>     strategies;
>*   pedagogic aspects of the provision of NLS;
>*   strategic and organisational issues in the provision and practice of NLS;
>*   professional development issues and strategies.
>On-line conference
>As a means of preparing the ground for the Symposium and extending the 
>debate, an on-line conference will be hosted for two weeks before, and one 
>week after, the event itself.  Symposium papers will be made available on the 
>WWW, as background resources for on-line discussion activities.
>It is anticipated that the Symposium will be of interest not only to subject 
>librarians and other library-based professionals, but to those with
>in NLS from other positions and perspectives, such as teaching/learning 
>support services, computer services, academic departments, distance learning 
>units, research and development projects, and others.
>Workshop Format
>The Symposium aims to provide an opportunity for people to meet and discuss 
>topics in an informal atmosphere designed to encourage interaction.  To this 
>end, it will be organised around thematic workshops in which contributions 
>from linked perspectives will be grouped.  Contributors will be asked to 
>present a shortened (20 minute) version of their papers for the workshops,
as a 
>lead in to discussion with other contributors and participants.  Full
papers will, 
>nevertheless, be required from contributors.
>A selection of papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue 
>of the international peer-reviewed journal, Education for Information. 
>(December 1996).
>Submission of proposed papers
>Extended abstracts of proposed papers (of between 1,000 and 1,500 words) 
>should be submitted in English by January 31st, 1996.  Abstracts will be 
>refereed by a panel chaired by Professor Tom Wilson, NetLinkS Project Head.  
>A brief biography of authors should be attached, along with a covering letter 
>stating the abstract title, authors (including the name of the contact
>address, telephone number, and if available, fax number and email address.  
>The selected contributors should submit a full paper of approximately 4,000 
>words one month before the Symposium.  The proceedings of the Symposium 
>will be published.
>Proposed papers should not be submitted simultaneously elsewhere, and 
>should not have been published previously.
>Important dates
>Last date for receipt of extended abstract:  31st January, 1996
>Notification of acceptance:  16th February, 1996
>Full paper (with a Word or WordPerfect version on floppy disk):  
>17th May, 1996
>Abstracts and enquiries should be submitted to:
>Philippa Levy
>Networked Learning and Work Research Group
>Department of Information Studies
>University of Sheffield
>Tel.  (0114) 282 5088
>Fax. (0114) 278 0300
>Email:  p.levy _at__ sheffield.ac.uk
>The Networked Learning and Work Research Group has a web page at: 
>Enquiries about the NetLinkS project can be made to:
>Nick Bowskill
>Research Associate, NetLinkS
>Department of Information Studies
>University of Sheffield
>Tel.  (0114) 282 5095
>Fax. (0114) 278 0300
>Email:  n.bowskill _at__ sheffield.ac.uk
>NetLinkS has a web page at:
Katarina Steinwachs, Information Network Manager
The British Council, Hahnenstrasse 6, 50667 Koeln
Tel.: 0221 2064435, Fax: 0221 2064468

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