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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 Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences)

Please join the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Journal Club on Thursday, September 29, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT, to discuss the article “Persistent Service Even in Disruptive Times: An Introduction to Resilience Engineering”, written by Nicole Capdarest-Arest, Sara Tompson, and Lorri Zipperer. (The authors in bold will attend the meeting.) This 2022 article appears in Journal of the Medical Library Association. Access the full text here.

Advance registration is required. Please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.

Please direct any questions to Peggy Carey, at pcarey@nuhs.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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(via John Russell, Pennsylvania State University)

The publication dh+lib, “digital humanities plus librarianship”, is looking to add to our team of Review Editors!

Review editors take an active role in shaping the content that appears in the dh+lib Review, as well as contributing to strategic discussions about our workflows and future directions for the publication. Responsibilities include working on rotation to manage the biweekly production effort (selecting items from nominated content, authoring/publishing posts) and, when not on duty as shift editor, providing occasional editorial support with the other editors. Due to our editorial calendar, most of this activity takes place on Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings, and Review editors often collaborate informally and have infrequent editorial meetings throughout each semester.

Each editorial appointment will be for a term of two years with options for renewal. We anticipate new editors will be trained during the fall and most likely begin Review shifts in January, 2023.

Candidates should submit a letter (no more than 300 words) expressing their interest and any relevant experience to dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com by Friday, September 23, 2022, for consideration.

If you have any questions, contact us on Twitter, email the team at the Gmail address above, or contact John Russell directly, at jer308@psu.edu.

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(via Spencer Brayton, Director of Library Services at Waubonsee Community College)

The editors of the upcoming publication Valuing The Community College Library: Powerful Impact for Institutional Success seek chapter proposals. To be published by ACRL, this edited volume provides a holistic approach to exhibiting community college library value through historical context, practical applications, and future thinking. It addresses why community college libraries exist and should exist. In this process, we ask authors to reflect on their practice with an eye toward nuanced approaches to how they situate themselves at their institutions. Through case studies, editorials, and practical approaches, this volume addresses community college library value and, as such, advocates that perspective with campus administration.

Often academic librarianship is dominated by the perspectives of 4-year and beyond colleges and universities. We aim to fill this gap with a text that shines a light on the compelling work in community college libraries and provides authors the support they need to write about that work. We believe that community college librarians can lead our libraries into the future. We can learn from each other through dialogue and create space to share ideas and practical approaches to our work. It’s time we give voice to and showcase innovative, practical approaches to the work in community college libraries across the country.

If you haven’t published before, that’s okay! We want fresh perspectives, new perspectives, and unpublished authors!

For more information about submitting your proposal, including potential chapter topics, please visit here.

To submit a proposal, please include the following in your e-mail to cclibraryimpact@gmail.com.

  1. Author name(s), title, email and institution
  2. Working chapter title
  3. 300-500 word chapter abstract
  4. Feel free also to include author CV(s)

Ancillary Projects

The editors will present this book with a companion podcast where they will ask all chapter authors to discuss their chapter development and investigate their work further.  We will also host a panel exploring the chapters in this book to discuss practical implications and a companion website.

Timeline, Audience, Expected Publication Date

Our core audience for this book is community college library employees, community college administrators, and community college faculty.

Proposal Length: 300-500 words

Submit to: cclibraryimpact@gmail.com

Brief Timeline

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Call for proposals released
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – Chapter proposal submission due to editors
January 2023 – Authors contacted regarding chapter proposals
Thursday, June 1,  2023 – Chapters due from authors
Summer 2025 – Anticipated publication date

Please feel free to reach out to us at cclibraryimpact@gmail.com with any questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Terra Jacobson, Moraine Valley Community College, and Spencer Brayton, Waubonsee Community College

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(via Camille Abdel-Jawad, Park University)

We are excited to invite innovative, creative, and practical chapter proposals for our upcoming publication, Collaborations and Outreach for Student Success: Initiatives for College and Small University Libraries, from ACRL. The volume has an expected release date of Spring, 2024.

The publication Collaborations and Outreach for Student Success: Initiatives for College and Small University Libraries consists of three sections highlighting the importance and relevance of small to mid-sized academic libraries partnering with other areas within their institution, with other institutions, and with community partners for student success and wellness. While many volumes have been published about academic library outreach programs, these often showcase libraries with extensive staff, budgets, and materials available to them. As librarians from small-mid-size institutions, we want to provide a volume aimed specifically at libraries found in ACRL’s College Libraries Section (CLS), as they often operate with minimal library staff and smaller budgets. Readers will take away practical examples of collaboration across their campus and community that are suitable for their institution size. They will also be challenged to explore how these programs can be assessed and recreated at their own institution.

Submit Your Proposal

Proposals should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors; and 2) a clear description of the case study you are proposing and how it aligns with student success and wellness.

The deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022. For more information on the call and to submit your proposal, please see the volume’s website.

For questions, please contact the editors, at librarycollabsbook@gmail.com.

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(via Bob Wolverton, Mississippi State University)

This is a last call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column that will appear in Volume 34, Number 4, of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, or JERL. Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and how they are used in libraries, including in-person or virtual conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house.

This is a great opportunity to share your insights and experiences using electronic resources with others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, August 26. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission topic or questions about the column and its scope, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-0548

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018

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(via Michelle Flinchbaugh–University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

“Biz of Digital” is a column in Against the Grain. It features discussions by working librarians on digital collections, digital repositories, digital scholarship, data services, and technology. Its audience is librarians in all types of libraries and vendors of products, services, and systems that support library digital services. Its focus is on current practices, techniques, processes, and information on events in the field. Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-orientated library journal.

Ideas for upcoming “Biz of Digital” articles include the following.

  • Open access, open peer review, open educational resources (Open Textbooks) open research, open science
  • An overview of your library’s activities in digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital scholarship
  • Re-structuring to better manage digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital repositories.
  • Promoting digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital scholarship via digital media, e.g. social networks, blogs, etc.
  • Copyright for digital services
  • Digitization
  • System migrations
  • Workflows
  • Outreach
  • Implementing and supporting research profile systems (e.g. Vivo)
  • Supporting author identifiers and/or author profiles (ORCID, ResearcherID, Academia.edu, etc.)Selecting, implementing and promoting an altmetrics service

Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, “how-to” articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).

Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.

If you are interested in writing for the “Biz of Digital” column, please contact the editor, Michelle Flinchbaugh, at flinchba@umbc.edu or (410) 455-3544.

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