(via Sian Brannon, University of North Texas)
Library Leadership and Management, an ALA Core publication and a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, is soliciting submissions for both peer-reviewed and editor-reviewed featured articles such as guest essays and opinion pieces related to library leadership and management, as well as topics that may be of interest to library administrators and leaders. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following ones.
- Post-COVID challenges for management and leadership
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion in employee recruitment and retention
- Inclusive leadership practices
- Navigating positionality and authenticity
- Lived experiences of BIPOC leaders
- Supporting organizational change
- Dealing with conflict from a person-centered perspective
- Leading within toxic or hostile workplace cultures
- Scholarly communication
- Library spaces/facilities
We strongly encourage proposals from individuals of all ethnicities, races, countries of origin, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, scholarly and professional backgrounds and experiences, types and sizes of institutions, and other differences. We are committed to amplifying and highlighting lived experiences from these different perspectives as they relate to leadership and management.
Articles accepted for submission are anticipated to be published in the Spring issue. The submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022, but we will accept submissions on a rolling basis for inclusion in future issues. Please send preliminary expressions of interest or questions to Elizabeth Nelson, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Cinthya Ippoliti, Assistant Editor, at email@example.com.
Instructions for Authors and other journal information can be found here.