Call for Papers: Against the Grain special issue: Emerging from the Dark(room): Tales of Adversity and Triumph in Collection Development.
Do you have a noteworthy tale of woe in the sphere of collection development? I invite you to submit brief abstracts (1-2 paragraphs) no later than Friday, April 1 for the September 2016 issue of Against the Grain. Completed articles are expected in June with review and feedback in July.
Please send your ideas to Lindsey Reno: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Banned or challenged books.
- Budget problems.
- The difficulties of taking on new subject areas.
- Inter-personal conflicts.
- Issues of policy.
- Backlash or Push-back from collection development projects (weeding, etc.).
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