Thursday, April 11, 2024

Call for Chapters: The AI and Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL)

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting “recipe” (chapter) proposals on instructional activities for teaching about and with artificial intelligence (AI) for The AI and Library Instruction Cookbook, edited by Ellen Hampton Filgo and Amy James.

Proposals are due by Friday, May 31, 2024.

We are seeking 500- to- 700-word proposals for “recipes” or chapters on practice-based examples of lesson plans or activities for teaching about and with artificial intelligence (AI) in academic libraries. Recipes will generally follow the ACRL Cookbook Format. Your proposal can be related to these three key areas:

  • Lesson planning with AI

This section includes recipes for how to use AI to help plan lessons for library instruction.

Topic ideas could include:

    • Creating learning objectives
    • Assessments
    • Active Learning
  • Teaching about AI

This section includes recipes for how to teach about AI.

Topic ideas could include:

    • AI Basics
    • Algorithmic literacy
    • AI Ethics
    • Data privacy and security
    • AI and Plagiarism
    • AI and Copyright
    • AI and Citation
    • AI and Misinformation
    • AI and the Environment
    • Teaching to/with Campus Stakeholders
  • Teaching with AI

This section includes recipes for teaching with AI.

Topic ideas could include:

    • AI in the Disciplines (STEM, Humanities, etc.)
    • AI in the Research Writing Classroom
    • AI for Evidence Synthesis
    • Teaching Prompt Engineering
    • Teaching with AI Image Generators

Submit your proposals via this form:

Send any questions to editors Ellen and Amy at

Have an innovative idea but aren’t sure which section it might fit into?  Contact us! 


Deadline for Contributor’s Proposals:  Friday, May 31, 2024

Editor Review and Notification of Acceptance: Monday, July 1, 2024



  • Ellen Hampton Filgo, Director of the Liaison Program, Baylor University Libraries
  • Amy James, Online Librarian for Education and Information Literacy, Baylor University Libraries 

Thursday, April 04, 2024

CFP: Journal of Graduate Librarianship

If you are working on a paper within the scope of graduate librarianship, this is a reminder that Monday, April 8 is the submission deadline for our Fall 2024 issue. Authors may submit manuscripts to either of two sections: Articles (i.e., peer-reviewed scholarly articles) or Sharing Our Stories (i.e., editor-reviewed reports on practice). If you would like more information about these sections, please consult JGL's policies page.

See the full call for submissions below, or at 

Call for Scholarly/Professional Manuscripts:

JGL welcomes manuscripts on any aspect or type of graduate librarianship (i.e., librarianship that serves graduate students, graduate faculty, or graduate programs more generally). We especially seek manuscripts that exemplify the qualities contained in the acronym SHOP: Shared Honest Open Practice. Authors are encouraged to share their discoveries and/or experiences in a relatable way and are not required to refer to themselves in the third person.

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting. All manuscripts must be submitted by Monday, April 8, 2024 to be considered for inclusion in Volume 2, Issue 1, to be published in Fall 2024.

What is JGL?

The Journal of Graduate Librarianship is the first scholarly journal dedicated exclusively to graduate librarianship. Published by East Tennessee State University, JGL is open access and charges no author-facing fees. The journal website provides full information about JGL and its goals and policies.


This will be our only call for 2024 and the deadline will not be extended.  We look forward to your submissions!

Wendy Doucette, Editor-in-Chief
Jill Cirasella, Managing Editor

Journal of Graduate Librarianship 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Call for Presentations — GW Ethics in Publishing Conference 2024 (Virtual and in-person) - Washington, DC - October 10th, 2024

Call for Presentations — GW Ethics in Publishing Conference 2024


The 14th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2024, again as a hybrid event, with in-person and virtual presentations and attendees, at the George Washington University Foggy Bottom campus, in Washington, DC.

Use this form to submit your presentation proposal. We welcome your proposal and will seek to accommodate as many presentations as possible. Please indicate below whether you and your co-presenters are able to present in person or online.

The GW Ethics in Publishing conference is organized by the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program. This is a joint call for papers for the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (see below).

The theme of this year's conference is "Integrity in a Time of Change."

We are soliciting conference presentations from (and for) publishing and library professionals, scholars, faculty, and students.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• Publishing equity: workplace and practice
• Impact of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts
• Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research Integrity
• Salaries/compensation/openness
• Publishing/Press Sustainability
• Multilingualism
• Accessibility
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• Inclusive practices in language editing and design
• Community-centered peer review practices
• Demographics of university press /scholarly publishing—staff, authors, reviewers, & editorial boards
• Author outreach and education
• Free speech and censorship
• New university presses & their relationship to established university presses
• International partnerships between presses in developed & developing economies
• Ethics in accounting for publishing costs
• Author integrity (plagiarism, et cetera)

Alumni and current students in the GW Publishing program are invited to present their Ethics in Publishing Capstone projects or other research. Students and alumni of other graduate and undergraduate publishing programs are likewise invited to submit a proposal to share their research.

Presentations will include invited speakers, multiple speaker panels, and short presentations. See presentation videos and slides from the 13th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference and the 12th Conference.

We encourage you to endeavor to attend in person if possible, but we understand this is not always possible. We are unfortunately not able to defray travel expenses. Presenters who are unable to travel to the conference site are able to present virtually. The 2024 conference will be held in the spectacular City View Room, on GW's Foggy Bottom campus, with views of the National Mall, White House, and Capital Building.

The 14th Ethics in Publishing Conference co-organizers are Puja Telikicherla, Licensing & Subsidiary Rights Manager, American Psychiatric Association Publishing, and Adjunct Professor, George Washington University; and John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor, Master of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University.

Conference Co-Sponsors:
Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)

Attendance (in person and virtual) to the conference is free-of-charge.

Deadline for Submissions for the 14th Ethics in Publishing Conference is May 15, 2024.

We will endeavor to accommodate as many presentations as possible. Conference co-organizers may group your presentation with other similar topics by other presenters. Please indicate below if you have co-presenters.

Registration for the conference is free and will be open soon. Use this form to submit your proposal for presenting at the conference. A registration form for attendees will be available soon.

Friday, March 22, 2024

IFLA Call for Papers: "Libraries Bridging Boundaries: Challenges and Strategies for Global Openness" - 5th-7th June 2024 at Koç University, İstanbul, Türkiye


Join us at this International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Mid-Term Meeting from 5th-7th June 2024 at Koç University, İstanbul, Türkiye, focusing on the theme "Libraries Bridging Boundaries: Challenges and Strategies for Global Openness."  At this event, explore how open access, scholarship, and science can transcend barriers in your library sector, fostering equality and inclusivity for patrons, communities, and society at large.

Contributed papers, lightning talks and panel submission are welcome for this engaging IFLA Mid-Term Meeting. Sub-Themes include:

  • Open Access
  • Collection Development
  • Library Publishing Initiatives
  • Open Data
  • Open Infrastructure
  • Local vs. Global Community
  • Governance
  • Impact, and more

See full call for papers at:

This dynamic event is a collaboration between IFLA’s Academic and Research Libraries, Acquisition and Collection Development, Science and Technology Libraries sections, and Library Publishing Special Interest Group.

For the latest updates, visit the event website at and follow the event hashtag #IFLAD24. We eagerly await your submissions and look forward to welcoming you to this enriching event!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

CFP: 27th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2024) - Zambia, October 30-November 1, 2024

27th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2024)

*Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Visibility at a Global Scale*

October 30th–November 1st 2024 in Livingstone, Zambia

ETD 2024 is hosted by the University of Zambia, the Higher Education Authority of Zambia and the Zambia Research and Education Network together with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

Under the theme "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Visibility at a Global Scale" the symposium will explore Global Visibility of ETDs; National and Global ETD Initiatives; ETDs and Open Science; ETDs and e-Infrastructures; ETDs and Research Data; Application of Large Language Models on ETDs and General Issues Related to ETDs.

The Call for Papers is now open. Topics of interest for ETD 2024, as they relate to ETDs, include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of Large Language Models to ETDs
  • Automatic Analysis of ETDs
  • ETD Implementation Use Cases
  • ETD Policies and Practices
  • ETDs and e-Infrastructures
  • ETDs and Long-term Preservation
  • ETDs and Open Access
  • ETDs and Open Science
  • ETDs and Persistent Identifiers
  • ETDs and Research Data
  • Global Visibility of ETDs
  • Graduate Education and Training
  • Institutional Repository Platforms
  • National and Global ETD Initiatives

The due date to submit abstracts is April 26.

For more information check:

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

CFP: Fresh Perspectives Column, Kentucky Libraries

Call for Papers - Fresh Perspectives Column, Kentucky Libraries

Library school students (any school), library staff, and new or non-published librarians:

  • Do you have a library school paper you are particularly proud of?
  • Do you have an idea for a paper, but you would like some suggestions on how to make it ready for submission?
  • Are you new to the field and would like to begin publishing?
  • Are you a staff member who has an idea for a paper reflecting your work or your library?

We encourage you to submit your papers for inclusion in Kentucky Libraries, the peer-reviewed journal of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA). Your papers can either be written in library school or as an original work, and you do not need to be a member of KLA.


  • Get your first paper published in a professional journal
  • Be guided through the peer-review process
  • Be introduced to a professional mentor (for KLA members)
  • Get your ideas out!

The process:

  1. Submit your paper to Claudene Sproles, She will give you feedback on how to make your paper ready for publication.
  2. When your paper is ready for official submission, it will be sent through the normal peer-review process with Kentucky Libraries.
  3. Once it passes peer-review, it will be published in the Kentucky Libraries column, “Fresh Perspectives.”
  4. If you wish, you will also be put in contact with a professional mentor in KLA (for KLA members).

Kentucky Libraries is available via Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.

If you would like to submit a paper for consideration in Fresh Perspectives, please email your submission to Claudene Sproles

We look forward to your submissions! ~Kentucky Libraries Editorial Board

CFP Deadline Extended for the NASIG 2024: Great Ideas Showcase & Snapshots Sessions

The NASIG Program Planning Committee invites proposals for the Great Ideas Showcase and the Snapshots Session for the 39th Annual Conference, to be held June 3-7, 2024 in Spokane, Washington.

We are currently seeking in-person presentations. The NASIG Conference presenters and attendees will be expected to follow hotel Covid safety protocols.

 The Snapshots Sessions will be held on Tuesday June 4, 2024 4 - 5:30 PM and the Great Ideas Showcase will be held on Wednesday June 5.  Presenters must be available to discuss their showcases or present their snapshots during that time, in person.

 The Great Ideas Showcase will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology in an interactive and informal setting.  Great Ideas will be presented as posters. Participants will be given a poster board to showcase their idea to attendees.

 The Snapshots Session will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, projects, workflow, etc. If you’ve always wanted to speak at NASIG, but haven’t felt like you had enough to say for a full session, this is a great opportunity for you. 

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the showcase or snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

Submit your Great Ideas Showcase or Snapshots Session proposal here.

Proposals must be received by 5PM, Friday March 29, 2024. Members of the Program Planning Committee will evaluate submissions, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by the beginning of April.

NOTE: Presenters for the Great Ideas Showcase or Snapshots Sessions do not qualify for a registration discount. Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for the one-day registration.

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG Program Planning Committee co-chairs Jenn Zuccaro & Michelle Turvey-Welch at 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Call for panel proposals for OASPA 2024 Annual Conference - Lisbon, Portugal (September 16-18, 2024)

The OASPA annual conference brings the open access community together to discuss new developments and innovations in scholarly publishing, and unite in our shared goal to enable research around the world to be openly accessible in line with our mission.

The 2024 conference will encourage participants to consider how we might all work towards truly equitable and inclusive open scholarship practices as well as address many timely and fundamental topics relating to open scholarly communication. The conference will be held in Lisbon 16-18 September 2024. We welcome participants for collective reflection and discussion.

Call for Panel Session Proposals

The call for panel proposals is now open. We would like to hear your suggestions for panels addressing how we progress equitable and inclusive open scholarship practices.  OASPA invites proposals to be submitted by the deadline of April 10, 2024. Full information can be found on our blog

Proposals should not be promotional in nature. We ask that panels are diverse in terms of ethnicity and gender, and to ensure speakers include members of any communities under discussion. 

We particularly welcome submissions from beyond North America and Europe. Please share this call widely within your networks.

Our usual call for lightning talk poster proposals will follow in the coming months. These are short talks showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives accompanied by a poster.
We look forward to receiving your suggestions!

Bernie Folan
Communications, Engagement and Outreach Manager, OASPA
OASPA, Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association