Friday, June 02, 2023

CFP: Charleston Conference - November 6-10, 2023 (in-person) & November 27-December 1, 2023 (online)


Call for Papers Now Open!

We're excited to welcome you back to Charleston, either in-person or virtually, for the 2023 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. Our theme this year is "Let the Good Times Roll!

Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share?

We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to, the following threads:

  • Analysis and Analytics
  • Collections/Collection Development
  • Library Services
  • Management
  • Preservation/Archiving
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Technology & Trends
  • Up & Coming – Foundational information for those new to the profession.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 10. 

We also have a limited number of spots available for preconference workshops. Proposal deadline is June 5.

Submit Your Proposal
Call for Preconferences
PLEASE NOTE: Conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services. All proposals must include at least one librarian or library worker at the time of submission. Conference sessions should include a diverse representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process.

Some important dates:

  • June 12: Vendor Showcase booth registration opens
  • June 14: Conference registration and hotel guest room blocks open
  • July 10: Call for Papers proposal deadline
Find Out More
Publishers and Vendors: There are many opportunities for you to participate beyond the Call for Papers as exhibitors and/or sponsors.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CFP: Superman’s Cleveland Conference - October 14, 2023 - Cleveland, Ohio #Superman #Comics #PopularCulture

Superman’s Cleveland Conference: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Cultural Icon!
Ohio Center for the Book April 18, 2023

Call for Presentations
Conference Location: Cleveland Public Library at 325 E. Superior Ave Cleveland, OH 44114
Conference Date: October 14, 2023

In honor of the 85th anniversary of the creation of Superman in Cleveland, Ohio, Ursuline College and the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library are organizing a conference dedicated to exploring the first superhero’s connections to the city of Cleveland, his relationship to the broader cultural environment, and Superman’s legacy within the medium of comics itself.

We encourage submissions of traditional academic conference presentations and panels as well as non-traditional proposals such as live podcasts recordings, comics-making workshops, and other creative programming.

Submissions should consider — but are not limited to — the connection between superheroes and:

  • the Rust Belt
  • the immigrant experience
  • local journalism
  • Jewish identity
  • comics history
  • the city of Cleveland
  • …or other creative interpretations of these topics
To submit your proposal, please visit our online form by clicking here (

Submission Deadline Extended to June 15, 2023!

Questions? Please feel free to contact project co-directors Dr. Valentino Zullo at or Don Boozer at

This event will be part of “Superman’s Cleveland: Lineage and Legacy,” a series of events to be held throughout Cleveland this Fall.

Call for Chapters: Text and Data Mining Literacy for Librarians (ACRL Publication)

Call for Chapters: Text and Data Mining Literacy for Librarians

Editors: Whitney Kramer, Evan Muzzall, and Iliana Burgos

We are excited to invite chapter proposals for Text and Data Mining Literacy for Librarians, an edited volume to be published by ACRL. Click this text to fill out the Google Form and start your submission. Please email Whitney Kramer at with any questions. 

About the book:

Text and Data Mining Literacy for Librarians will provide librarians with a broad overview of the TDM-specific data literacy skills needed to support researchers. It will include case studies of library-supported TDM projects in a variety of disciplines, from the digital humanities to the social sciences and beyond. This volume will help librarians of all experience levels learn to support researchers utilizing TDM across disciplines and even conduct TDM research of their own. We will prioritize open scholarship principles and data-centric approaches to TDM when applicable and encourage librarians to think critically about the applications of TDM — especially with regards to social impacts, intellectual property rights, and power structures in facilitating TDM. Ultimately, this volume is intended to empower librarians, inform decision makers, and support our research communities as working with textual data becomes further embedded into the research landscape. 

Call for chapters:

We invite chapter proposals for the following sections. If you have experience supporting text and data mining research in any form, please consider submitting a proposal. Do not feel limited by the following suggested topics! We encourage proposals from first-time authors and authors based in any type of college or university setting. 

Section 1 - Essentials of Text Data Literacy

This section will provide a basic understanding of contemporary research topics and skills necessary for librarians to adequately support faculty and students who are conducting TDM research. Sample topics could include:

  • How to engage in a TDM “reference interview”

  • Data ethics in text data mining research contexts

  • Embedding critical theory into text data education

  • The role of library administration and management in supporting TDM

Section 2 - Education, Training, and Logistics 

This section will cover the many core mechanics of TDM, including data sources, licensing and legal aspects, collections management, vendor products, and administrative perspectives. Sample topics could include:

  • Text data sources and collections management

  • Library applications of text data mining: easy examples in context

  • Problems of text data mining in libraries: licensing and legal aspects of TDM 

  • Labor in supporting TDM education

  • Evaluating proprietary and black box TDM products

Section 3 - Practical Applications and Case Studies

This section will provide case studies of library-supported TDM projects in a variety of disciplines in order to help readers understand practical applications for TDM skills in the library. Sample topics could include:

  • Electronic health records

  • Engaging with ChatGPT and tools powered by artificial “intelligence”

  • Large language models

  • Law and technology

  • Literary text data

  • Social media data

  • Speech and /audio data

  • Text data in the digital humanities

  • Text data in the social sciences

  • Using TDM for library assessment

  • Working with multilingual corpora

Proposal Instructions:

Please submit your proposals using this Google form. The text of the proposals should not exceed 500 words. Be sure to include a working title, 3-5 keywords describing your proposed topic, and one or two learning objectives. (Note: These are not included in the word limit.) 

Submissions are due by July 15, 2023. We expect to notify authors of acceptance by August 15, 2023. See below for the proposed project timeline. Please email Whitney Kramer at with any questions. 

Project Timeline:

  • CFP closes July 15, 2023 

  • Authors notified of acceptance by August 15, 2023 

  • Chapter outlines sent to editors by October 2, 2023 

  • First drafts due January 15, 2024 

  • Draft reviews completed and feedback provided to authors around April 15, 2024 

  • Second drafts due May 15, 2024 

  • Editor reviews completed around July 1, 2024 

  • Final draft submitted to ACRL by August 31, 2024

Call for Proposals- ACRL/NY 2023 Annual Symposium "Embracing Slow Librarianship" - NYC, December 1, 2023

Call for Presentations, Lightning Talks, Panels, & Posters

ACRL/NY 2023 Annual Symposium
Embracing Slow Librarianship

December 1, 2023
Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Submission deadline: June 15, 2023.
Please submit proposals using this form

In response to the growing fetishization of productivity in academia’s increasingly corporatized climate, writer and librarian Julia Glassman suggests that library communities might benefit from an approach that incorporates principles from “slow” movements (slow food, slow technology, etc.). She describes slow librarianship as addressing the needs and interests of library communities through the “commitment to prioritizing reflection and meaningful practices over chains of impressive-sounding achievements,” which, in turn, presents the possibility of opening “alternative avenues for professional development and recognition."

For this year's ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking proposals for presentations, lightning talks, panels, and posters that address the theoretical and practical applications of slow librarianship in academic libraries.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Implications for theory and praxis: How does or how might the concept of slow librarianship benefit from specific theoretical approaches, and how might this in turn impact the practical application of slow librarianship as conceptualized through these theoretical lenses?
  • Implications for supporting DEI: How might slow librarianship inform our approaches to enhancing diversity in our libraries and advocating for underrepresented groups at all levels in the academic library, including staff, professionals, students, and administration?
  • Implications for work within and across specific library units: How might slow librarianship inform the procurement, curation, discovery, preservation, and/or promotion of library collections? How might slow librarianship inform the development, execution, and evaluation of reference and instruction initiatives? How might slow librarianship inform critical considerations regarding the adoption and use of new forms of technology and data in libraries and archives?
  • Implications for the library ecosystem and sustainable future: How might slow librarianship inform the development of physical, virtual, and hybrid library spaces that resist the reproduction of toxic productivity, the imperative to do-more-with-less, vocational awe, etc.? How might slow librarianship inform efforts to support solidarity, collaboration, and the idea of staff and patrons as whole people? How might slow librarianship inform our ability to examine and challenge traditional hierarchies, imbalances in labor relations, and barriers to professional development?
  • Implications for libraries and the climate crisis and sustainable futures: How can library workers foster a more secure future and social justice within their communities at a time of unprecedented climate risk?
Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, submitted by June 15, 2023.
Please submit proposals using this form
Accepted proposals will be notified by July 15, 2023.

All presentations will take place in person on December 1, 2023 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) and will be livestreamed.

Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium in general can be sent to

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Journal of Business & Financial Librarianship: Call for articles and reviews

I have taken over as editor of the Journal of Business & Financial librarianship ( JBFL is currently accepting article and review submissions for upcoming issues. Questions about article submissions can be sent to me at Questions about book and database reviews can be sent to Lauren Reiter at

Not sure if your article idea is right for JBFL? Articles relating to business information literacy; citation analysis, developing videos or other forms of modular tools for business courses; outreach and support from public libraries to the small business community; and other ideas related to business librarianship. JBFL is an academic, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis with open-access options ( More info on aim and scope, reach, and journal metrics are accessible on/from the Aim & Scope page:

Information on submission, including instruction for author and a link to the submissions page, can be found here:

Question? Please ask!  Write Elizabeth Stephan at

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Call for Conference Reports - Serials Review

Do you have a professional resolution to write more but continue to put it off? Are you looking to beef up your resume/CV?  

The “Serials Spoken Here” column in Serials Review is seeking contributors to submit conference reports (only 750 words or less!) for issues related to serials from any of these spring conferences:

  • UKSG
  • Acquisitions Institute


This is an excellent way to inform colleagues who were not able to attend, in addition to completing a writing goal. Please get in touch with me to identify a session and get more details about contributing to the column. 


Thank you for considering this request, 

Janetta Waterhouse

Serials Spoken Here co-editor

Serials Review -

Thursday, May 04, 2023

CFP: Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation Annual Conference (UPRLC) - September 14th, 2023 - Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Conference URL:

Looking for an excuse to visit the UP this fall?  Have a great program geared towards small and rural libraries?  Wanting to collaborate with some dynamic, creative and extremely talented librarians?  Then please consider submitting a proposal for this year’s UPRLC Conference.  Located in Sault Ste Marie, this year’s conference theme is Charting the Course, and will be held on September 14th at Lake Superior State University.  A half-day, pre-conference will be hosted at the Superior District Library’s Bayliss Public Library location on September 13th.

If you are interested, please see the attached Call for Proposal for more details.  Deadline is May 31st.  Questions?  You may reach out to Conference Chair, Lisa Waskin at or SLC Director, Dillon Geshel at

UPRLC Annual Conference 2023 Call for Proposals is Open!

This year’s theme is Charting Our Course and will be held at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie on September 13th and 14th in the Cisler Center on campus, overlooking the St. Marys River and Canada.

We invite proposals for Breakout Sessions at this year’s UPRLC Annual Conference.  This year we are looking for new ideas, programs, and sessions on what you have experienced in your library as we all continue to navigate library issues in this post-pandemic era.  With recent book challenges on the rise, we are now seeing new issues that we are facing on a daily basis. 

We are looking for proposals that will elevate the ideas in our areas of special interest which include teambuilding, staff structuring, mental health, community development, strengthening relationships, innovative programs, Diversity and Inclusion, Intellectual Freedom, and digitizing collections. Each breakout session should be approximately 45-50 minutes long.  

The UPRLC Annual Conference registration fee will be waived for all those presenting a breakout session at the meeting.

To submit a program for review, please fill out the attached proposal submission form and return to by Wednesday, May 31st.  

Please submit your proposal and help us all to continue Charting the Course towards great library services for all.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review - Call for Submissions

Ticker URL:

Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review is seeking peer-reviewed research articles for Volume 9, Issue 1, to be published in the Spring of 2024. This is a great opportunity for librarians interested in doing research in any and all areas related to business librarianship. We are an open access journal committed to promoting the widest possible discussion of original and translational research, evidence-based pieces, case studies, and more.

Recent peer-reviewed research featured in our journal have included:
  • Hartman-Caverly, S., (2022) " 'The Da Vinci Code for IP Research': Case Study of a Course-Integrated Educational Escape Room for Entrepreneurship Education", Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review 7(1): 2. doi:
  • Hosoi, M., (2021) "Free Lunch? Vendor Offers during COVID-19", Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review 6(1). doi:
  • McCauley, A. et. al, (2020) "Investigation of British Columbia Entrepreneurs' Secondary Market Research Habits and Information Needs", Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review 5(1). doi:

If you're interested in sharing your insights and ideas in a non-peer-reviewed format, we also publish editorials in a number of areas including:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Tips
  • Business Libraries by Design
  • International Outlook
  • Conference Reports; and,
  • Opinions & Thought Pieces

We especially encourage submissions from early career librarians and those interested in supporting a fully open access publication! Peer-review articles will be due December 01, 2023. Editorials will be due March 01, 2024. For more information about each section and their requirements, please visit our journal's website:

Please reach out to Ash Faulkner, Editor in Chief with any questions at


Ash Faulkner (The Ohio State University), Editor in Chief & Kelly LaVoice (Vanderbilt University), Managing Editor

Friday, April 07, 2023

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO (Instructional Materials)

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

 The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.


***Deadlines for Spring 2023*** 

Nominations:  April 26 2023

Submissions:  May 10 2023


Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination information, is available from the following link:

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form. If you would like to nominate a site, please email the PRIMO co-chairs. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Brittany O’Neill at and Janna Mattson at


**Important note** All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully. 


Brittany & Janna

Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee 


Brittany O’Neill

Information Literacy Librarian

University of North Carolina Wilmington 



Janna Mattson

Online Learning Coordinator & Instruction Librarian

George Mason University