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Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group Newsletter

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eBUG 2017

Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group 2017 will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Knicely Conference Center on South Campus at Western Kentucky University. The Knicely Conference Center is located at 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101.

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Keynote: Norm Mederios

This year’s Keynote speaker is Norm Medeiros.

He is the Associate Librarian at Haverford College (PA) where he oversees the collection management and metadata services division of the Libraries. He held prior academic appointments at New York University School of Medicine and Hartwick College. Norm earned his MLIS from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, where in 2016 he was recognized as alumnus of the year. He is active in the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, serving as its president for the 2015-2016 term. Norm has been an editorial board member of Library Resources & Technical Services, OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, and E-LIS, the international open archive of library and information science, and currently serves on the Librarian Advisory Board for PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has promoted standards development through service on the National Information Standards Organization’s Business Information Topics Committee and through membership on the steering committee of the Digital Library Federation’s Electronic Resources Management Initiative. Norm has published and presented widely in the areas of electronic resource management, metadata, and collection development. His latest publication, "Teaching Integrity in Empirical Economics: The Pedagogy of Reproducible Science in Undergraduate Education," (in Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies & Best Practices, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2017), written in collaboration with Haverford economist Richard Ball, details Project TIER, an Alfred P. Sloan-funded initiative that promotes responsible and transparent research data management practices in support of reproducible science.


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**Please note: Smoking; it is Western Kentucky University policy that smoking is prohibited inside buildings and all other areas designated by no smoking signs.**

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International Journal of Exercise Science

ISSN 1939-795X


There are two major changes coming up in 2017 with the International Journal of Exercise Science. First, we are going from publishing quarterly to publishing bi-monthly. That will result in six issues per year rather than four. Also, we are going to start publishing papers as they are accepted rather than waiting to publish an issue "all at once." This will be great for our authors as their research will be in print sooner.

These are exciting changes, and they are due to the outstanding support of this journal from students and professionals worldwide. The Editors greatly appreciate your continued support of the International Journal of Exercise Science.

The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals. In accordance with this aim, on manuscript submissions it is mandatory that at least one author be a student that has played a prominent role in the overall study (see About IJES).

If you have any questions about the International Journal of Exercise Science, please email us at .

Click here for access to Conference Proceedings published by IJES.

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

The International Journal of Exercise Science publishes proceedings for a number of regional, national, and international conferences and meetings.

To simplify referencing as well as site navigation, we have assigned each conference or related organization its own “volume," and thus each year’s proceedings for that conference is an “issue." For example, The Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine is Volume 2, and then each of its conferences has its own issue number.

If you are affiliated with an organization that holds research conferences within Exercise Science or a related field, and you are interested in having the International Journal of Exercise Science publish your proceedings, then please contact us at this email address:

While our most recently updated volume is listed in its entirety below, here you can find additional links to recently published proceedings from our other chapters and organizations:
(2014) Texas Regional Chapter Proceedings - American College of Sports Medicine
(2013) Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Proceedings - American College of Sports Medicine
(2013) International Society of Exercise and Immunology Symposia Proceedings

Please note that all publications on the International Journal of Exercise Science Conference Proceedings site are abstracts, not full manuscripts. To see if a full research manuscript has been published from one of the abstracts on this site, we suggest that you contact the lead or corresponding author.

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

ISSN 2379-5522

The International Journal of Faith Community Nursing (IJFCN) is the official journal of Faith Community Nurses International (FCNI). The primary aim of IJFCN is to support the practice of faith community nurses worldwide through publication of current research and best practices.
At this time we are accepting submissions for the upcoming Fall/Winter issue. If you have questions regarding submissions, please contact one of the editors. We look forward to working with authors and welcome your questions.

International Journal of Leadership and Change

ISSN 2330-8109


International Journal of Leadership and Change (IJLC) is a peer-reviewed electronic and paper journal dedicated to scholarly work that advances knowledge about leadership and transformative change around the globe, especially in educational or education-related environments. IJLC includes two divisions: 1) studies related to applied, clinical, or policy issues; and 2) studies related to leadership theory or research.

Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership

ISSN 2157-0604

The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership

The journal's mission is to improve nonprofit education and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research, and theoretical discussions. Manuscript submissions are encouraged from authors inside and outside of academia

Special Announcement - New Publishing Partnership

The WKU Research Foundation and Sagamore Publishing, L.L.C. are pleased to announce a long-term publishing partnership. Sagamore Publishing has assumed all publishing and subscription management roles for the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. All previously published content is available through Sagamore to subscribers. The WKU Research Foundation will continue to oversee the editorial roles of the journal.

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

ISSN 1948-5123

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (

Special Announcement - New Publishing Partnership (May 27, 2015)

We are pleased to introduce Sagamore Publishing LLC as the new publisher of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership. This new publishing partnership includes Sagamore Publishing LLC, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation (WKURF), and the Wilderness Education Association (WEA). Access to the JOREL content has been transferred to the website maintained by Sagamore Publishing LLC. Thank you for supporting this publication and we look forward to continued relationships with our subscribers and authors.

Please note this site is no longer being updated. All matters related to the journal (manuscripts, subscriptions, etc.) should be directed to Sagamore Publishing at the following url:

Manuscript Submission Categories

  • Regular Papers: (a) quantitative and/or qualitative research findings & (b) conceptual or theoretical discussions
  • Essays, Practices, and Commentaries: critical essays; best practices; and commentaries related to philosophies, historical perspectives, policies, pedagogy, or reviews of outdoor education and leadership.
  • Research Notes: research studies presented in a condensed format or research studies which: (a) extend the understanding of a previous research study, (b) comment on prior research, (c) provide a methodological contribution, and (d) replicate or fail to replicate reported results.

The journal's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research, and theoretical discussions.

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership encourages manuscript submissions from authors inside and outside of academia.

To contact journal staff, please visit the About this Journal page.

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal

The purpose of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research, critical issues, information and ideas concerning teacher preparation to advance instruction for educators of exceptional and gifted children, for a positive impact on the education of students with and without disabilities. This journal has a focus of national, regional and state perspectives and research related to teacher education issues in special education and gifted education.

Kentucky Teacher Educator

Kentucky Teacher Educator (KTE): was the predecessor of KTEJ. It was the original journal, published in 2007 and 2008, by the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children. KTE was published under the editorship of Dr. Nedra Atwell, Professor at WKU. The Editorial Review Board included John Nelson, Pikeville College; Marty Boman, Western Kentucky University; Arlene Hall, Murray State University; Marlene White, Eastern Kentucky University; and Sylvia Dietrich, Western Kentucky University. KTE has been republished as a series and is accessible via the KTEJ.

Robert Penn Warren Studies (Robert Penn Warren Collection)

ISSN 2472-1204

Robert Penn Warren Studies, which publishes critical explorations of the life and works of Robert Penn Warren and his friends, colleagues, and students, invites submissions for the journal's forthcoming edition. For this issue, we are particularly interested in pieces that address Warren and his associates' legacy, either through their literary production or in their approach to teaching literature. Formerly known as rWp: An Annual of Robert Penn Warren Studies, the journal is an annual peer-reviewed publication of the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies and Western Kentucky University. Founded in 2001, Robert Penn Warren Studies has featured articles on the "restored" edition of All the King's Men, memoirs from Warren's children, and numerous pieces drawing connections between Warren's work and other authors, from Coleridge and Dostoyevsky to Styron and Ashbury. In its new incarnation, RPW Studies is moving to an online format, and we welcome contributions that take advantage of our new electronic medium.

Recent Addition

RWP Centennial Edition Vol. 5 - use "select a volume" in left side bar.

Sierpinski’s Square (Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky)

About The Journal

Gatton Academy students excel in far more than STEM fields. Sierpinski’s Square was founded in the spring semester of 2015 by Gatton Academy students Courtney George (’15) and Hayden Justice (’16) to provide a forum for profound written analyses within the humanities. Sierpinski’s Square is a journal that parallels the town square -- a place where current Gatton Academy students can share ideas developed in their humanities classes.

Original poetry, short stories, literary analyses, audio items, visual art, and/or quirky application essays are accepted for consideration. A call for submissions goes out each spring semester to currently-enrolled Gatton Academy students.

The next call for submissions will go out to current Gatton Academy students in the Spring semester 2017.