Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Critical Librarianship and Library Management
Publication due 2020
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon
The critical librarianship movement has shone light on many aspects of our profession and encouraged us to question why we do things the way we do them. One area underexplored in this moment, however, is library management: Are there management practices that need to be questioned or interrogated? Are there progressive practices that have not received the recognition they deserve?
ALAO seeks submissions for the “Critical Librarianship and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to critically examine library management.
Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
- Implicit bias and library management/operations
- Retention and hiring for diversity and inclusion
- Social justice in library leadership and management
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series:
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.
How to submit:
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Critical Librarianship and Library Management. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including a draft abstract of 500 words or less, author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2018.
- Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2018
- Notification of acceptance sent by: October 31, 2018
- Submission deadline for full chapters: February 28, 2019
- Comments returned to authors: April 30, 2019
- Submission deadline for chapter revisions: June 15, 2019