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Call for HSLI Journal Club Content Selectors

(via Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences)

HSLI members, might you find the time to help decide the selection of suggested articles or media for the HSLI Journal Club’s upcoming discussions? Currently-planned quarterly discussions for 2023 will take place the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM CDT. Those dates are February 16, May 18, August 17, and November 16.

Evaluating and selecting content would involve a one-week window two months prior to the meeting. So, for the upcoming February 16 discussion, the Journal Club will need to finalize the content between Friday, December 9, and Friday, December 16. There are currently approximately eight suggestions to consider.

If you are interested, please contact Peggy Carey, at pcarey@nuhs.edu. Thank you for your consideration.

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(via Dr. Emily Knox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Special Call for Papers: Access to Information in Carceral institutions

“Book restriction regulations with the United States carceral system represent the largest book ban policy in the United States” (Tager 2019). Despite advocacy on the part of currently and formerly incarcerated people and the American Library Association’s statement on Prisoners’ Right to Read, the regulation, restriction, and surveillance of information access in immigration detention centers, jails, juvenile detention centers, and prisons are not well-documented or often raised as an area of concern.

The normalization of carceral censorship ties into racialized oppression; Black, Indigenous, and people of color are most likely to be targeted by the criminal justice system and are incarcerated for longer periods of time than white people with similar types of convictions. These state practices have ongoing impacts on the families and social support networks of currently and formerly incarcerated people.

New barriers to information access within carceral facilities are developing at a rapid pace, adding to the content-neutral and content-specific censorship practices that are supposedly justified by law. For example, Illinois has drastically reduced the budget available to purchase new materials for state libraries, to approximately $600 a year for the entire state prison system, technology companies are promising access to reading materials that are in the public domain (and profiting from fees to access these materials, James 2020), and prisons across the country have attempted to do away with access to print materials altogether.

Special Emphasis on Commentaries

Commentaries from volunteers, librarians and library staff, family members, and currently or formerly incarcerated people that describe their experiences with censorship, limited information access, or privacy in relation to information access and incarceration are welcomed. These contributions can be anonymized prior to publication.

Commentaries are typically 500-1500 words (references included) and formatted in Chicago Style (author-date), when applicable. Commentaries will be reviewed by the editorial staff.


To provide more ground for LIS to act in coordination with the grassroots efforts that have pushed against encroaching forms of censorship in carceral facilities, this special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy seeks both commentaries and features related to:

  • Trends in information access and censorship in immigration detention centers, jails, juvenile detention centers, and/or prisons
  • Analyses of resistance to censorship, including through grassroots awareness raising, regulation, enforced transparency, and library funding
  • Social and political implications of censorship in carceral facilities
  • Censorship and specific forms of literacy, including digital literacy
  • Privacy and information sharing between people who are incarcerated and people who are not
  • Historical resistance to censorship in carceral facilities

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy publishes two kinds of articles:

Features: Original research articles submitted for peer review. Submissions should be 4,000-8,000 words (references included), formatted in Chicago Style (author-date), and anonymized for double-blind peer review.

Commentaries: Shorter essays, think pieces, or general commentary on topical issues, controversies and emerging questions for the field. Commentaries are typically 500-1000 words (references included) and formatted in Chicago Style (author-date). Commentaries will be reviewed by the editorial staff.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 2, 2022
Deadline for reviews: February 3, 2023
Deadline for revisions: March 3, 2023
Publication of special issue: Fall 2023

To submit, follow Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy guidelines, using the “SUBMISSIONS” button at the top right of the home page. Please note “SPECIAL ISSUE SUBMISSION: CARCERAL INSTITUTIONS” in the “comments to the editor” section during submission. Questions should be addressed to the editor, Emily Knox (knox@illinois.edu).

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(via Sabine Dantus, Florida International University) 

How do we create cultures of inclusivity in libraries where librarians not only value inclusive principles but enact them in meaningful ways?

Reference Services Review (RSR) seeks abstract proposals for Volume 52, Issue 4 – a special issue on inclusive pedagogies and services that offers examples, models, and theories to more fully realize inclusive academic, special, and/or public libraries.

RSR is interested in a broad range of pedagogical- and service-focused inclusivity initiatives. The guest editors, Dr. Kawanna Bright and Dr. Mónica Colón-Aguirre, aim to spark a new dialogue for scholar-practitioner librarians, curating diverse perspectives while also being realistic about the challenges this topic presents. Important work is being done to improve inclusivity, and this issue will attempt to present these efforts in a single, coherent intellectual space.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, December 2, and the full call for papers is available on our website.

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(via Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences)

2023 resolution: Grow professionally. “Let’s give ’em something to talk about!”

Please provide suggestions by Friday, December 9, 2022, to pcarey@nuhs.edu.

Anything you’d want to share and discuss by openly voicing your thoughts about implications on your work will be considered–for example, ArticlesPodcasts, or Videos.

All recommendations are required to be freely accessible and of digestible length.

Please join in a discussion with your colleagues for the 1st quarterly 2023 HSLI Journal club meeting, scheduled for 3:00-4:00 PM CDT on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

The announcement of the selection will be made no later than Friday, December 16, 2022.

Librarians and health information professionals, please connect!

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(via Christina Norton, IACRL Secretary)

The IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) C&CE (Conference & Continuing Education) Committee announces its 1st Journal Club of the fall!

When: Friday, November 11, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM CDT

Article to discuss: Droog, A, Shotick, K., Swope, K., Finley, W., McGowan, B. & McHone-Chase, S. (Spring 2020). Zooming through crisis: Navigating the move to online programming freely available online with the Marketing Libraries Journal, here.

Facilitators: Co-Authors Alissa Droog (Northern Illinois University) and Sarah McHone-Chase (Aurora University)

Register here.

We hope to see you there!

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(via Melanie Masserant, Springer Nature)

Registration is open for the webinar “Springer Nature eBooks in the community college classroom: How libraries are innovating on supporting teaching and learning”. It will take place on Thursday, November 16, at 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Community college librarians support the full spectrum of student types-from those completing core requirements to advance to four-year schools, to others that are jumping into the workforce after completing certifications, and also those seeking microcredentials to refresh their resume. These students have different learning goals and need a variety of e-resources, such as monographs, professional books, and e-textbooks to meet them. Still, the out-of-pocket costs for course materials is a barrier to their success.

Join this webinar to discover how Springer Nature eBooks are used to overcome obstacles in the community college setting. The session will also reveal the scope of usage from a sample of community colleges. Springer Nature is a leading STM and HSS publisher-learn how book types found in Springer Nature’s eBook collections make high-value teaching and learning resources for students, librarians, and instructors.

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Melanie Masserant, Springer Nature Events Manager, at melanie.masserant@springernature.com.

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(via Hannah Gascho Rempel, Oregon State University)

Interested in joining the ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section) Book Club? Feel free to join us for our next book, Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution by Carlo Rovelli. We will meet once to discuss this book. We will meet on Wednesday, December 14, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT.

I will send a Zoom invite and a draft of the discussion questions to you about a week before the meeting time.

If you would like to add yourself to the book club e-mail list, please fill out this form. All are welcome!

Curious to see what past books we’ve read and peruse our discussion questions? Visit our website.

Questions? Feel free to ask me, at hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu.

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(via Janet Pinkley, Ventura College)

Call for Proposals

We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, The Community College Library: Collections and Technical Services, with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2023. This book is part of the book series, The Community College Library. With 1,167 public and independent community colleges across the United States, community colleges are educating nearly half of the undergraduates in the nation. Community colleges serve a unique student population including high school students, first-generation students, parents, veterans, unhoused students, returning students, those looking to transfer to a four-year university, those seeking technical vocational skills, and many more. This series aims to highlight the work, dedication, challenges, and innovation occurring in community college libraries across the country.

Focus of the Book

This edited volume will comprise chapters written by practitioners in the community colleges across the country. Collection development and technical services are the silent work that takes place in most libraries. Although the work takes place in the background, the importance of this work should not be overlooked as it ensures that libraries have relevant, usable content that is easily accessible by students. Collection development management and technical services processes have a wide range of successful models for implementation. This book will highlight exceptional practices and innovative approaches to collection development and technical services in community college libraries.

Possible Topics

  • Cataloging practices
  • Role of adjuncts in collection development
  • Collection development policies
  • Weeding
  • Cooperative collection development and management
  • Specialized collections
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Working with IT
  • Stacks maintenance
  • New technologies
  • Gifts and donations
  • Open access
  • Discovery systems
  • Mobile access
  • OER /  ZTC
  • Course reserves
  • Systems and electronic resources management

Don’t see a collections or technical services topic here that you would like to write about? That’s okay! We want you to submit your proposal! If you have any questions contact the editors at thecclibrary@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Proposal Guidelines

Interested authors are invited to submit a proposal and fill out the short online proposal form. The form will require:

  • Author names, job titles, emails, and institutional affiliations
  • A working chapter title
  • An abstract up to 500 words
  • A current CV

Proposals are due by Friday, October 28, 2022, and must be submitted via this form.


  • Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) within 3-4 weeks of the due date of proposals.
  • Completed chapters will be approximately 2,500 – 4,000 words in length excluding endnotes and bibliography.


  • The first draft of chapters will be due April 21, 2023 and final drafts will be due July 31, 2023.
  • Projected publication date: Fall 2023

Contact us at: thecclibrary@gmail.com

  • Kaela Casey, Librarian, Ventura College
  • Janet Pinkley, Head of Access Services, CSU Channel Islands, and Adjunct Librarian, Ventura College
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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Past President)

Registration is now open for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing webinar. It will take place on Monday, November 7, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT.

The IACRL community recognized three scholarly works earlier this year with the People’s Choice Award. Now, hear from the winners themselves! Join us for presentations from authors Jung Mi Scoulas, Amelia Brunskill, and Gwen Gregory about their award-winning publications. Authors will each have 15 minutes to present, and an audience Q&A session will follow.

You can find links to registration and the winning scholarly works on this page.

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(via Jill Cirasella–The Graduate Center, CUNY)

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is currently looking for its next cohort of Editorial Board members.

Editorial Board Members – Role Description:

JLSC is governed by its Editorial Board, which meets at least six times per year and at most monthly. The responsibilities of Editorial Board members are as follows:

  • Participate in virtual Editorial Board meetings
  • Participate in Board projects and/or working group
  • Assist in the development and/or revision of journal goals, strategies, policies, and processes
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to the Editors-in-chiefs, as needed
  • Participate in peer review of submissions, if called upon by Editors-in-chiefs
  • Promote the journal in their professional networks and recruit potential authors

Editorial Board members have an initial term of three years, with the option to extend for three additional one-year terms, for a maximum of six years.

The deadline is Monday, November 7. For more information, and to apply, please go here.

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