Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CFP: Nonprofit Policy Forum (Open Access Journal)

The journal Nonprofit Policy Forum is pleased to welcome the submission of unsolicited manuscripts year-round. NPF publishes original, high-quality research and analysis from all scholarly disciplines and all parts of the world that address important public policy issues affecting nonprofits, philanthropy, and social enterprise.  A double-blind peer review process is used to select papers for publication. 

NPF is published quarterly by De Gruyter, Inc. in open access format and is fully available at  Open access is made possible by NPF’s generous institutional sponsors:  the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota; the Urban Institute; the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University; and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).  NPF’s editorial board consists of leading scholars from 20 different countries in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.  The journal is indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Science Citation Index (ESCI) and is searchable in the Web of Science Core Collection.


Articles published in NPF address a broad range of nonprofit public policy issues.  Subject areas include but are not limited to:  government funding, tax, and regulatory policies related to nonprofits and philanthropy; nonprofit advocacy and lobbying; other aspects of nonprofit-government relations; social enterprise and sector boundary issues; global/cross-national NGO issues; and developments in policy fields such as health care, social justice, the environment, education, and the arts that affect nonprofits. 


NPF invites research papers of 5,000-8,000 words as well as shorter special features such as policy briefs, commentaries, case studies, interviews, and book reviews.  Proposals for special issues are also welcome.  More detail on how to submit manuscripts to NPF is available on NPF’s website,


We are very pleased to become NPF’s co-editors-in-chief as of July 2021, and thank founding editor Dennis Young and managing editor Linda Serra for their excellent work in establishing a terrific foundation for NPF in its first decade of publication.


Alan Abramson, Mirae Kim, and Stefan Toepler



Very best, Stefan


Dr. Stefan Toepler 
Professor of Nonprofit Studies

Co-Editor, Nonprofit Policy Forum (starting summer 2021)

Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Code4Lib Journal Call for Papers (52nd Issue)

 The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.


We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 52nd issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 52nd issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid-September 2021, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, June 11, 2021.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.


C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and the challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website:


Remember, for consideration for the 52nd issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, June 11, 2021.  (Use if sending attachments.)


Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.


Mark Swenson, Coordinating Editor for Issue 52 

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

Friday, May 07, 2021

Call for Chapters: Academic Libraries and Collaborative Research Support Services

Call for Chapter Proposals

Academic Libraries and Collaborative Research Support Services


Editor: Carrie Forbes, PhD, University of Denver Libraries


To be published by Rowman & Littlefield


Proposal Submission Deadline:  Friday, June 11, 2021 (Deadline Extended)


Book Overview: 


Higher education institutions are realizing the importance of enabling internal and external collaborative work, e.g., interdisciplinary research and community partnerships. As a result of both the external pressures and the known benefits, many forms of both internal and external research collaborations have begun to emerge in higher education. At the heart of this change, academic libraries, who have long been models for collaborative work, are increasingly participating in the research process by providing a widening range of research support services beyond traditional reference services. There is a growing body of literature examining these changing academic library roles, but this volume will concentrate on how the nature of collaborative work in libraries is helping to reshape institutional research practices on a national scale. 


The editor of this volume invites chapter proposals for case studies and theoretical essays on the nature of collaborative research practices in higher education with a particular focus on the changing nature of research support services in academic libraries. The volume will have four focus areas: emerging liaison roles, research data management services, the library as publisher, and professional development. 


Submission procedure:


Researchers are invited to submit a working chapter title, an abstract up to 500 words, a writing sample (if possible), and a current CV to the editor Carrie Forbes ( on or before Friday, June 11, 2021. 


In the proposal, please indicate in which section your chapter would best fit and be sure to detail how your essay or case study fits into the overall theme of collaborative research services in academic libraries.


Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by Monday, June 28, 2021, about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines.


Completed chapters will be approximately 4,000-5,000 words in length (not including references) and will be due to the editor by Friday, October 1, 2021.


For the complete call for proposals, please visit:





Carrie Forbes, PhD

Professor/ Associate Dean

University of Denver Libraries

Learn More about Open Access and Open Science from the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics @ZBW_news

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Open Science Magazine for economists


 Our goal is to get economists to embrace Open Science a bit more.

Contents include

  • Best practice experiences in the field of Open Science by economists for economists
  • Practical tips for Open Science
  • Worksheets for implementing Open Science in practice
  • Background information on Open Science

Here are a few examples for the different sections:

Best Practice Experiences with Economists

Practical guide for Open Science in practice

Worksheets on Open Science in practice

Practical tips for science communication with social media


Thursday, May 06, 2021




Workshop: "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publication behaviour in Economics and Business Studies“

Date: 14.09.2021

Format: Virtual

COVID-19 is not only changing daily life but also professional work as researchers and service providers. When looking at biomedical research disciplines, there is evidence that preprints and open peer review have become much more prominent in scholarly communication and that this has sped up the process of academic publishing. This trend is also obvious for the fields of Economics and Business Studies, since e.g. on average, EconStor witnessses an upload of three new papers about COVID-19 every day.

Hence, this virtual workshop aims at reflecting on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will have on the publication behaviour and of the characteristics of scholarly communication in Economics and Business Studies. What are economic effects of the lockdowns or other COVID-19 related policy measures, and how do they affect research? What other oberservations can be made regarding research and publication processes that can be attributed to the pandemic, e.g. increased digitization of processes, sharing of data etc.?

For the workshop we seek research papers, work in progress papers, or policy papers that present quantitative or qualitative findings on this broad topic or that address one (or all) of the following specific questions for Economics and Business Studies:

  1. How has the research output in Economics and Business Studies changed compared to before the pandemic (or in comparison to other pandemics)?
  2. Which formats of scholarly communication and science communication are used more than before or have become more popular (e.g., Research Articles / Policy Papers / Blog Entries...)?
  3. What is the role of preprints, e.g. are they cited more often? How important are repositories like SSRN or EconStor in this respect?
  4. Are research results being shared more intensively via Social Media (e.g. Twitter) or via other online media (e.g. in blogs, news articles)?
  5. What is the mode and role of Peer Review when publishing in a pandemic? Are there experiences with other formats of Peer Review (e.g. Rapid Reviews, Open Peer Reviews, Open Review Reports)?
  6. How has the pandemic affected the scientific reputation system in Economics and Business Studies? What are positions and approaches from learned societies, universities or research funders?

If you think you can contribute to this workshop, you are more than welcome to submit an abstract of max 1-2 pages to

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2021.

Submitters will be notified by August 10, 2021.

Organizing committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters (ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University)
  • Dr. Nicholas Fraser (ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics)
  • Olaf Siegert (ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics)

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

CFP: ALA Annual 2021 Virtual Conference - ACRL Technical Services Interest Group

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group invites presentation proposals atALA Annual 2021 Virtual Conference, held between June 23-29, 2021. The ACRL TSIG will meet on Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Central.

We would particularly like to hear from prospective presenters who wish to share their experiences with various issues regarding current developments and activities within the context of Academic Libraries' Technical Services. 

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and in line with the group’s charge.

The charge of the Interest Group is "To provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To develop programs and foster and sponsor education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To better connect technical services librarians with ACRL and to enhance technical services."

  • Submission deadline: May 12, 2021
  • Selection and notification: May 16, 2021
  • Presentation date and time: June 25, 2021 at 3:15 PM Eastern Time / 2:15 PM Central Time / 1:15 PM Mountain Time / 12:15 PM Pacific Time

Please submit your proposal by filling out this form
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Marina E. Morgan - Convener
David Van Kleeck - Incoming Convener

Marina Morgan
Metadata Librarian
Modern Languages Liaison
Florida Southern College, Roux Library
+1 (863) 616-6450

Dave Van Kleeck
Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
+1 (352) 273-2863

CFP: Libraries and the Second Responder Role - Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Call for proposals 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 
Libraries and the Second Responder Role
Publication due 2022

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editors: 
  • Su Epstein, Library Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library
  • Marcy Simons, Organizational Development Librarian, University of Notre Dame
During the global pandemic, libraries are seeing an increase in the extension of their role as “second responders” in their communities—providing information, services and resources to their users in light of events that affect their populations.  ALAO seeks submissions for the “Libraries and the Second Responder Role” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to examine how libraries integrate these services and serve their communities during times of need from the library management perspective. 

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest

• Defining the second responder role and how it supports the library’s mission
• Emergency preparedness and disaster planning
• Assessment and data driven decision making during times of change 
• Transformation and Covid with a focus on voluntary and positive change
• Responses to climate change
• DEI and community challenges
• Effects of challenges on marginalized communities
• Building community partnerships for disaster and emergency response

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2022.  

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 can 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 2022 volume on Libraries and the Second Responder Role.   If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at by August 15.

Submission deadlines
  • Submission deadline for proposals:  August 15, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  September 30, 2021
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 14, 2022
  • Comments returned to authors:  April 15, 2022
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  June 15, 2022

Monday, May 03, 2021

CFP: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.021 Mini-Conference

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. The call for proposals closes on May 14th (see below)!

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as they have worked to bring their service, resources, and events into the virtual realm. Unsurprisingly, librarians have not only met this challenge but thrived in bringing new dynamic digital content, engaging virtual programming and instructional events, and exciting online such as virtual book clubs, gaming tournaments, and even makerspace activities to their patrons.Please join us as we discuss the ways librarians have adapted and evolved their service offerings for a post COVID world.

This event is being organized in partnership with Ellyssa Kroski, the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 

Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing 30-minute keynote. A mini-conference FAQ (frequently asked questions) page is here

The call for proposals is now open. Proposals can be submitted here until Friday, May 14th, but will be approved on a rolling basis, so there is an incentive for submitting early. Click here to submit a proposal.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariespostcovid on their social media posts about the event.

CFP: ALA Annual 2021 CORE Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG)

The CORE Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) invites proposals for presentations or topics of discussion at CORE IG Virtual Summit at 2021 ALA Annual. The meeting will take place the week of July 26-30, 2021, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / 10-11am (PDT) / 12-1pm (CDT) /1-2pm (EDT)

TSWEIG's charge is to provide a forum to exchange information and discuss techniques in workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library resources. Possible presentation and discussion topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Streamlining workflows
  • Project management
  • Workflow collaboration between departments
  • Training personnel
  • Use of technology to improve workflows

Presentation or discussion proposals should include:

  • Title
  • A brief (300 words or less) summary of the topic
  • Amount of time needed to present or discuss topic
  • Name(s), position(s) title(s), and email address(es) of presenter(s)

Please submit your proposal by filling out this form by Monday, May 24, 2021 or so with notifications of selection-status for proposals going out early June. Proposals should not be sent in reply to this post.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jesse & Sarah (TSWEIG Co-Chairs)

Link to form:

CFP: C&RL is now open for a special issue examining the one-shot (College & Research Libraries) #LibraryInstruction #Instruction

 A Call for Proposals in C&RL is now open for a special issue examining the one-shot. Find the opening guest editorial, The Contested One-Shot: Deconstructing Power Structures to Imagine New Futures, here followed by the CFP with deadline of July 1. Please share! More details forthcoming on final manuscript deadlines and tentative publish date. Please contact me, the guest editor, with any questions and I will also paste the CFP below:

Call for Proposals

C&RL is seeking proposals for a special issue on library instruction and the one-shot. This guest editorial provided context surrounding these conversations, and this special issue will offer a platform to continue the discussion. Agreement, disagreement, and anything in between are welcomed and encouraged. Goals of this issue include to advance understanding of the pedagogy of one-shots, our relationships with campus, instruction program structures, impact on EDI, and libraries’ own internal functioning. The hope for this issue is to get a variety of perspectives.

Proposal submissions may include but are not limited to:

  • How one-shots help or hinder our campus-wide instruction efforts
  • How pedagogy is affected by one-shot models, with focus on learning models, educational theory, or critical pedagogy
  • Burnout, turnover, and low morale of instruction librarians engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • Burnout, turnover, and low morale related to tenure and retention for BIPOC librarians and others from marginalized groups engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • One-shots as white supremacy or faux-neutrality
  • The effects of expectations for positivist teaching approaches in one-shots that erase or leave out other ways of knowing (such as Indigenous research practices)
  • How one-shots fit into relational and care work-based instruction programs
  • One-shots’ impact on instruction as feminized labor
  • Other labor-related or critical models that speak to the impact of one-shots
  • Assessment, measurement, and analytics in terms of the one-shot
  • Dreaming and imagination: where do we go, what is ideal? (Submissions in this category can be less formal, and creative or exploratory.)

Approaches to exploring these topics can take multiple approaches, such as theoretical, practical, qualitative, quantitative, philosophical, and other ways of knowing. Manuscripts (~3,000-6,000 words) will go through a peer-review process. C&RL uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. See more on author guidelines here:

Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), contact information, and affiliation
  • Tentative title or focus
  • A proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words

Please submit proposals through this form ( by July 1, 2021. Contact the guest editor, Nicole Pagowsky, with any questions at Also please contact Nicole if you have expertise in any of these areas and would like to be a peer-reviewer for this special issue, regardless of if you submit a proposal or not.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Call for Editorial Board Members - Journal of the Medical Library

 The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2021-2023. In line with our commitment to equity, we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply.

The JMLA editorial board consists of individuals with diverse personal identities, professional roles, workplaces, and geographies who advise on journal processes and policies, act as journal ambassadors, and help keep the journal at the forefront of scholarly publishing. They are health sciences librarians as well as individuals in positions adjacent to health sciences librarianship, such as other types of information professionals, healthcare workers, educators, and publishers. Editorial board members serve 3-year volunteer terms and include both Medical Library Association (MLA) members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points. 

JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal email listserv. They represent the journal in professional spaces and solicit manuscript submissions from potential authors. They can opt to join workgroups dedicated to specific initiatives (e.g., developing new policies or programs), to serve as liaisons to MLA domain hubs, and to act as mentors to editorial interns or new peer reviewers or authors. Editorial board members are expected to stay up-to-date with new developments in scholarly publishing and to actively participate in editorial board conversations and training opportunities. 

We are seeking individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, and/or publishing as well as individuals who may not have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious about scholarly communication and bring a unique perspective to JMLA’s processes, policies, and programs. If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Katherine Akers, JMLA editor-in-chief, at To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by May 31, 2021. Review of applications and selection of editorial board members will be performed by a jury composed of current JMLA editorial board members and members of the JMLA equity workgroup