Tuesday, January 17, 2023

CFP: How to Work with Academic Faculty: Partnerships, Collaborations, and Services in the Academic Library (ACRL Book Proposal)

Call for Proposals: How to Work with Academic Faculty: Partnerships, Collaborations, and Services in the Academic Library.


  • Amy Dye-Reeves, Associate Education and History Librarian, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Erica Watson, Electronic and Technical Services Librarian, Contra Costa College, California, USA
  • Published: Association of College & Research Libraries


We are excited to invite chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, How to Work with Academic Faculty ), with an anticipated publication date of summer 2025. This edited volume aims to help readers provide support and innovation when working with academic faculty in physical and online spaces. The book will focus on case studies that support collegiality and collaboration. Each section will contain case studies the reader can incorporate based on the size of one’s campus. We welcome creativity and innovative approaches to library collaboration. 

We seek case studies representing all types of institutions and focusing on implications for the future of academic libraries as agenda for change. Case studies featuring empirical research and alternative ways of knowing would be particularly welcome. 

Target Audience:

The editors seek submissions from new to veteran library professionals currently working (or who previously worked) at all-size institutions. We also welcome suggestions from other higher education disciplines and departments.

Objective and Focus:

This volume aims to share narratives from all-size institutions, from varied library staff perspectives (librarians, para-professionals, library techs) that work directly with academic faculty, on campus, and virtually. Chapters should include planning for change and effective communication with faculty; some questions for inspiration might consist of:

  • Have you ever experienced telling your faculty about discontinuing services due to budgetary restrictions? How would you approach it now?
  • Are you stirring the boat when it comes to technology? How can we work with faculty members to map out a plan to meet their needs?
  • Have you ever experienced crickets when it comes time to collaborate on a workshop or instructional session with a faculty member? What are your next steps? 

Book Sections - We invite proposals on non-exclusive topics, focusing on faculty and librarian collaboration. 

Chapter Layout: 

  • Introduction: Literature Review- Overview of the current landscapes of academic librarian collaboration with faculty members
  • Section 1: Instruction
  • Section 2: Collection Development
  • Section 3: Outreach and Engagement Programming Efforts
  • Section 4: Technology 
  • Section 5: Professional Development/Trainings/Workshops

Each submission will contain background information, goals and objectives, collaboration outcomes, program assessment, and takeaways to give readers practical application steps and generate new ideas for their programs.

Submit your proposal: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7aNxTIWPus38__m5xprbxVajBmIMBEqe5YGshMz8XCgRtdw/viewform?usp=sharing


The form will require the following:

  • Author names, job titles, emails, and institutional affiliations
  • A working chapter title
  • An abstract of up to 500 words
  • Link to a current CV or list of publication


  • February 28, 2023: Chapter proposals due
  • April 6, 2023: Authors notified of acceptance of chapter proposals
  • July 10, 2023: Chapter drafts due
  • Late September 2023: Chapter drafts returned to authors for revisions

For all inquiries and submissions, please contact the editors at acrlfacultycollaborationbook@gmail.com