Friday, June 30, 2023

CFP: Trauma-Informed Leadership in Libraries - Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Call for Proposals, Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Volume 44: Trauma-Informed Leadership in Libraries

Series Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon

Trauma-informed practices have become an increasingly essential part of librarianship since the COVID-19 global pandemic. Trauma can result from a single negative event or repeated exposure to negative events over time, and can manifest in many forms. Trauma-informed approaches to leadership seek to understand and consider an individual’s holistic life experiences, particularly negative consequences of trauma, when determining how to best support and interact with them in the workplace. 

ALAO seeks chapter submissions for a volume entitled Trauma-Informed Leadership in Libraries that will examine the idea, value, and practice of trauma-informed philosophies and leadership practices in libraries. 

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • Creating a cultural shift in manager and employee interactions in a library setting.
  • Incorporating guiding principles of trauma-informed practice in library leadership.
  • Understanding and helping BIPOC workers and patrons overcome deep-seated historical trauma. 
  • Developing a deeper awareness of trauma-related concepts in the library workplace.
  • Understanding how trauma affects library leaders and employees. 

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2025. 

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?” 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 2025 volume, Trauma-Informed Leadership in Libraries. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including an abstract (approximately 300 words), a brief author bio, and estimated length of final submission to David Ketchum at by August 31, 2023.

Submission deadlines:

  • Submission deadline for chapter proposals: August 31, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2023
  • Submission deadline for full chapters: January 31, 2024
  • Comments returned to authors: March 31, 2024
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions: May 15, 2024