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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum, or SANP, is seeking emerging and experienced library professionals to present for the Career Pathway Talk Series. The series will be held every two months between January 2023 and May 2023, at 12:00 PM CDT, as part of the ILA Noon Network Series.

Individuals who have worked or are currently working in public, academic, special, and/or school libraries, as well as archives are invited to share your story and tips in pivoting your library and archive career. A detailed schedule of the webinar series is below.

If you are interested in being panelist, you must complete a panelist form by Saturday, October 1, 2022. Additional information is available on the ILA website. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via Jennifer Chaput, University of Connecticut)

The Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming virtual summit on March 28-30 (Tuesday-Thursday), 2023. The RDAP Summit occurs as an affordable conference for research data support practitioners. The program includes keynotes, lightning talks, posters, and presentations. We will offer conference workshops for a small additional fee on Monday, March 27, 2023.

This year’s theme is “Building on Experience: Centering Communities in Data Creation and Access”. We encourage proposals that explore how you engage with and build communities in your data environment, how you have expanded on past successes, and how you are making data accessible for a wider range of communities.

RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue with our partner, the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB). Registration is free for speakers.

The proposal deadline is Friday, November 4. Decisions will be sent on Monday, November 28.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here. Direct any questions to the Conference Committee Chairs, at rdapsummit@rdapassociation.org.

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(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
  • Assessment
  • 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 enelson@mchenry.edu; or Cinthya Ippoliti, Assistant Editor, at cinthya.ippoliti@ucdenver.edu.

Instructions for Authors and other journal information can be found here.

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Note: The submission deadline is now Thursday, October 28.

(via Barbara Holland, retired from Brooklyn Public Library)

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before Wednesday, September 28, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 12, 2022, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 26, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions here, prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Submit here. Please see the link for specific topic suggestions.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Advancements of Contactless Technology and Service Innovation in Library and Information Science. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Please direct any questions to Barbara Holland, at barland1@gmail.com.

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(via Christopher Hollister, University at Buffalo)

The editors of Communications in Information Literacy, or CIL, are soliciting submissions for an upcoming theme issue on the connections between information literacy and open educational practices (including but not limited to open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open licensing). Submissions will be considered for the research articles, innovative practices, and perspectives sections of CIL (please see section descriptions and policies here) and should evidence clear and specific connections to student information literacy in the context of higher education. For example, a relevant manuscript might describe information literacy instruction that engaged students in exploring and understanding open educational resources, or openly licensing and sharing as open educational resources the individual or collective products of their assigned coursework.

In order to provide ample time for authors to imagine and develop their manuscripts, the submission deadline is Thursday, December 15. Although it is not required, authors are encouraged to submit a proposal of no more than 300 words describing their manuscript ideas, before the December deadline. Accepted papers will be published in the Spring issue of 2023 (vol. 17, no. 1). Please feel free to send proposals or any related queries to editors@comminfolit.org. A list of all CIL Editorial Team members is available here.

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(via Simone Williams, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Simone Williams, Assistant Professor and Diversity and Engagement Librarian and Elizabeth Kamper, Assistant Professor and Information Literacy Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is inviting you to participate in a research study. The goal of this research study is to collect data to determine threat levels to implementing critical information literacy at academic institutions. In this study we hope to learn about academic librarians’ experiences while implementing critical information literacy at their institutions.

Your participation in this study will involve completing a survey. Your expected time commitment is 15 minutes or less. The results of this study may be published in research journals or presented at professional conferences. However, the risks to you as a participant are minimal as your name will not be attached to your responses.

Critical Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Perceptions and Pushback Survey

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Simone Williams, at siwilli@siue.edu, or Elizabeth Kamper, at ekamper@siue.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you can call the SIUE Institutional Review Board, at 618-650-3010, or e-mail it, at irbtraining@siue.edu.

Thank you,

Simone Williams, MLIS
Elizabeth Kamper, MLIS

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) Mentoring Program is looking to expand our list of prospective mentors. We are especially looking for academic health science librarians to match with mentees in similar roles.

Do you consider yourself a seasoned librarian who has gained experience and insight into the profession and could share it with a novice colleague? Can you recommend someone for this role? Please submit this STS Mentoring Program Mentor Application.

Find full details here. Questions? E-mail mentoring.sts@gmail.com or kduffin@eiu.edu.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Joseph Harzbecker, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the MLA Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500. The grant will not exceed $500 (or $250 in the case of two recipients).

Past Grant Recipients

2022: Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
2018: Natalie Clairoux
2017: Shirley Zhao
2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, may be found here. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Cecilia Smith, University of Chicago)

The Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) awarded the University of Chicago Library a National Leadership Grant to support the hosting of national forums on GIS librarianship. Organized in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the project–GIS Librarians for Open Workflows, or GLOW–will focus on the workflows of librarians and library staff charged with supporting geographic information systems (GIS) and its use across diverse academic disciplines. The grant will support multiple in-person forums, workshops, and coordination of existing and new open educational resources (OERs).

Apply now here to attend the in-person forum that will take place December 7-9 (Wednesday-Friday), 2022, at the University of Chicago Library. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 7, and applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, October 21.

Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be reimbursed for the applicants selected to participate.

Leading the project is Cecilia Smith, Director of Digital Scholarship at the UChicago Library and former GIS and Maps Librarian, in collaboration with Diana Sinton, Senior Research Fellow at the UCGIS. The Library will host exchanges with librarians around their existing consulting and instructional workflows and practices, and their development and use of open educational resources (OERs). To provide meaningful relevance for the GIS librarian community as a whole, the forums will ground these exchanges in concrete examples from social justice, health, and infrastructure application areas. The two forums being planned will inform the production and deployment of the commonly duplicated workflows and activities undertaken within university library contexts, building on shared vocabularies and practices. A second focal area includes review of current and future digital platforms regularly used as portals for data search and dissemination.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. The IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries “support projects of national impact that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice.”

Please direct questions about the GLOW Forums to Cecilia Smith, at ceciliasmith@uchicago.edu.

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(via Ginny Boehme, Miami University in Ohio)

The journal Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL) has recently published a four-part column series on social justice (SJ) and science librarianship (fourth part to be published in Issue No. 100). As a culmination to this project, we invite submissions that will amplify the work that Libraries and Librarians are doing in the areas of equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and social justice, specifically in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM).


The aim of this special issue is to highlight, empower, and encourage the work done in the areas of social justice and science and technology librarianship.

The scope includes any topic under the social justice umbrella integrated into science and technology librarianship.

Possible Topics and Submission Types

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Programming
  • Anti- and Decolonial Collection Practices
  • Retention of BIPOC Science & Technology Librarians
  • Integrating Social Justice Concepts into Library Instruction
  • Repatriation and Rematriation of Collections
  • Critical Science Librarianship
  • Equitable Impact Reports
  • Anti-Racist Approaches to STEMM Information Literacy
  • Inclusive Evidence Synthesis Practices
  • Accessibility in Reference Interactions
  • Just Data Use and Preservation
  • Social Justice Reading Groups/ Professional Development for STEMM Communities
  • All other topics in the intersection of Social Justice and Science & Technology Librarianship

Possible Submission Types

  • Research Study
  • Personal Narrative
  • Ethnography
  • Literature Reviews
  • Case Studies
  • Evidence Synthesis

We are very open to all formats, including those which would be considered non-traditional in scholarly publication. If you have an idea that is not included above, do not hesitate to e-mail us (slsjSpecialIssue@gmail.com) or describe it when you fill out the “Intent to Submit” form (please see below for link). We will work with you to determine if it will fit in this Special Issue.

Submission Process

If you are interested in being a part of this special issue, we ask that you first indicate your interest by filling out this “Intent to Submit Form”. The form asks for a short description of your proposed work and how this work relates to Social Justice.

After filling out the form, one of our editors will be in contact with you, and work with you through the rest of the submission process. All submissions will be reviewed by the editors and may involve peer review depending on the work and your preferences. Since the editors will be working directly with the authors, they will be happy, and excited, to help guide newer authors through the publication process.

To complete the “Intent to Submit” form, please go here.

Publication Timeline

Submission proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, September 30, 2022.

The editors hope to receive the draft manuscripts around March, 2023.

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