Thursday, June 28, 2018

CFP: Digitorium (Tuscaloosa, Alabama - October 2018)

Hold the dates: Digitorium 2018 October 4 – 6, 2018

Proposal submissions now open

Digitorium is the Digital Humanities Conference hosted by the University of Alabama. Inspired by working with scholars and students in many different departments, the Alabama Digital Humanities Center created Digitorium, with the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English at the University of Alabama, to provide a new venue to discuss the wide range of digital methods which are used and shared by researchers, graduate students, and practitioners from both the humanities and also the social sciences. The conference name, Digitorium, was inspired by the Medieval scriptorium as an early center for the creation, visualization, and dissemination of knowledge. Now, once more, with the evolution of digital techniques such as data visualization and computer-driven textual analysis, we are experiencing another revolution in the circulation and development of ideas, and it is our intention with Digitorium to provide a space in which people working in Digital Humanities can share and grow their work.

Our unifying focus for Digitorium is on method, and the ways in which Digital Humanities techniques and tools can be applicable and transferable in multiple different research and teaching scenarios both in the humanities and also in the social sciences. The conference is focused on the creation of scholarly communities via Digital Humanities methods. We are keen to hear of innovative uses of Digital Humanities techniques in both research and teaching settings, as well as in public scholarship and outreach work. The idea of Digital Humanities bringing scholarship and scholarly communities to life is key to this conference.

By taking digital methods as our focus, we aim for Digitorium to be a welcoming and productive environment encouraging and enabling discussion and collaboration between scholars and practitioners working on digital projects in a wide variety of fields. These include both humanities disciplines including (but not limited to) English, History, American Studies, Gender and Race studies, Art, History of Art, Music, Modern Languages and Classics, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theatre and Dance, and also social sciences including (but again, not limited to) Library and Information Science, Criminal and Social Justice, Education, Textiles, and other human and environmental sciences.

CFP: Power Up Conference for Youth Services Management and Leadership (Madison, Wisconsin - March 2019)

Do you have ideas to share about management and leadership in Youth Services? The University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School is pleased to offer the second Power Up Conference to share your exciting ideas! The conference will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on March 28-29, 2019. The program committee will be accepting proposals until August 3, 2018. Find out more here.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, collaborations, ethics, leadership pathways, advocacy, mentorship, managing change, work/life balance, staff motivation, and innovation. Youth services librarians and staff from public libraries, schools, after-school programs, museums, etc. are invited to attend – we had 142 attendees from 20 states at the 2017 conference! You may find the program from the 2017 conference here.

Opening keynote address speaker is Andrew Medlar, former ALSC President and current director of BookOps, serving the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. Closing keynote will be presented by Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

For more information, contact:

Meredith Lowe
Continuing Education Services
The Information School at UW-Madison
600 N. Park Street, Madison WI 53706

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CFP: Access Conference 2018 Call for Proposals (Hamilton Ontario Canada - October 2018)

Access Conference 2018 Call for Proposals:

The 2018 Program Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming Access Conference, which will be held October 10-12th 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario at the gorgeous Liuna Station, hosted by McMaster University.

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss unique and interesting library processes and technologies. Whether this is your first Access conference or your 25th there will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

Access 2018 is a single stream conference featuring exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:
  • 20 min presentations (15 min presentation, ~5 min questions)
    • These could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
    • These submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed
  • 30 min panel sessions
  • 5 min lightning talks 

Ready to submit? Fill out this form by 11:59PM EST on Friday, June 29th, 2018 (you will need to create an account/login to submit your proposal).
Need some ideas? Check out the 2017 conference program!

Questions? Contact us at

Access 2018 is making every effort to be as inclusive and as safe an environment as possible. Check out our Diversity Scholarship Program and our Code of Conduct.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CFP: Atmospheric Science Librarians Intl - ASLI January 9-10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

The 22nd Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Conference will be held January 9th to 10th, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the 99th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting, being held January 6th through 10th, 2019. ASLI will also be holding a field trip on the 11th. More details on that will be coming soon. The theme for the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting is “Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive (III).”

In this time of extreme technological upheaval and political polarization, librarians must be part of the broader conversation within the atmospheric sciences about resilience and nimble adaptation to emerging needs. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for libraries in a changing environment with new needs for data organization and management, our collections, our services, and our communities. The conference will also explore how interdisciplinary, international, and inclusive perspectives can expand the traditional role of libraries.

Interdisciplinarity has been described as “a web of partnerships to support boundary-crossing research and to translate advances into new products.” Libraries are naturally interdisciplinary spaces. What role can librarians play in bringing the knowledge of social scientists and other stakeholders to the table and improving understanding across disciplinary languages? How can we include international perspectives and encourage more inclusivity in the libraries?

We welcome papers on any aspect of these topics or any other topics that would be of interest to atmospheric science librarianship.

ASLI will again partner with the Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies to co-sponsor a Joint Session on Data Stewardship. Papers that describe innovative technological advances, curation and preservation of data, and solutions that help us understand and serve data needs in the field are most welcome.

A very useful and popular part of our program has been the “Technology Tools and Tips” session. You are encouraged to present on any tool or innovation you are using, described in around 3-5 minutes. Talks on technology failures and lessons learned from experience are especially welcome, as are proposals from students using innovative strategies around information.

ASLI is strengthened by employing outreach strategies to recruit new members, keeping current members engaged, and responding to members’ needs through surveys and discussions. Its Annual Meeting provides a major focal point and forum for developments, discussions, and presentations. Join ASLI in this endeavor, and with this ASLI’s invitation for papers addressing any of the above topics.

Please contact the ASLI program chairperson, Elise Gowen ( if you would like to propose a session topic for this conference.

Please submit your paper proposals electronically to the ASLI Chair-Elect by 
September 1, 2018:    Elise Gowen (

If you have any questions, please call Elise at: 

Submissions should include full contact information, a title, and a brief abstract of less than 250 words. In most cases presentations are 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-
September 2018. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available online via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost. For additional information please contact the ASLI program chairperson: Elise Gowen.
Elise Gowen
Earth and Mineral Sciences Librarian
Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
Penn State
105 Deike Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16801

CFP: RUSA Programs at 2019 ALA Annual – Washington, DC. June 20-25

2019 ALA Annual Program Proposal Submissions – Washington, DC. June 20-25

Just a reminder that the submission window is open for anyone who would like to offer a program proposal. For more information visit the RUSA Update page . This page lists the time line and links you to the proper ALA website where you will find an information packet. The RUSA Conference Program Planning Committee will be happy to answer questions about the process. Contact chairs, Joe Thompson, or Cathay Keough,

Proposal site closes Aug 31, 2018.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Call for Program Proposals for 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Call for Proposals

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a program proposal for the upcoming 2019 ALA Annual Conference.

The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted following the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

To propose an event, please submit an online proposal form using the link provided in this message.

ALA 2019 Annual Conference in Washington D.C., June 20-25, 2019

Program – One-hour educational sessions held at Annual. Log into the ALA system to begin your online proposal. Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status.

When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to have your proposal reviewed by ALCTS.
Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter) | Submission Deadline: August 26, 2018

Proposal and Event Planning Information

Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:

ALA Program Proposal Process Information

Discuss your proposal with the Committee

The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes potential planners to meet with us during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans to discuss your proposal. The committee will be available from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 25th at the Morial Convention Center, Room 340. Program planners are welcome to set up an appointment beforehand (please email us with the preferred time at or come without an appointment.

Questions & Comments

Please send any questions or comments about submitting a proposal to:
Hayley Moreno ( – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Marianne Hanley ( – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Eleanor Cook ( ALCTS Program Committee In-coming Co-Chair
Megan Dougherty ( – ALCTS Continuing Education & Program Manager

CFP: Critical Librarianship and Library Management (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

Call for proposals

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Critical Librarianship and Library Management
Publication due 2020

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon

The critical librarianship movement has shone light on many aspects of our profession and encouraged us to question why we do things the way we do them. One area underexplored in this moment, however, is library management: Are there management practices that need to be questioned or interrogated? Are there progressive practices that have not received the recognition they deserve?

ALAO seeks submissions for the “Critical Librarianship and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to critically examine library management.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
  • Implicit bias and library management/operations
  • Retention and hiring for diversity and inclusion
  • Social justice in library leadership and management
This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020.

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 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 2019 volume on Critical Librarianship and Library Management. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including a draft abstract of 500 words or less, author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at by August 31, 2018.

Submission deadlines:

  • Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2018 
  • Notification of acceptance sent by: October 31, 2018 
  • Submission deadline for full chapters: February 28, 2019 
  • Comments returned to authors: April 30, 2019 
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions: June 15, 2019 

Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Chapter proposals are invited to this volume, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the ALISE Book Series. The book will be edited by Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo), and Melissa Gross and Don Latham (Florida State University). The book’s working title is The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation. It is intended to help demystify how to incorporate ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education, as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation. The book will bring together:

  • Current case studies from academic librarians who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • Current case studies from libraries which are training their staff to implement the Framework; and
  • Current cases from Library and Information Science faculty, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment
Individual chapters will describe how a library is implementing the Framework, or how the Framework is being taught to pre-service librarians. Chapters will focus on successes, while acknowledging challenges. Authors are expected to be reflective and tie their narratives to existing literature and to theory. Instructional librarians, administrators, educators, and students will benefit from the experiences of the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice. Chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) are due August 1, 2018. Authors will be notified by September 1, 2018 whether their proposal has been selected for expansion to a full chapter. Full chapters will be about 5000 words in length, and will be due March 1, 2019.

Send chapter proposals to: Heidi Julien (

Call for Chapters: Digital Technologies and Indigenous and Marginalized Communities

Call for book chapters on the preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies: book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2019

This is a call for book chapters that focus on the preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies. While it is expected contributing authors will come primarily from memory institutions (archives, museums and libraries), contributors from academic and non-profit organizations are also welcome.  Essay may address theoretical issues, scholarly research or case studies at the authors’ institutions.

Please send a one-page abstract to Marta Deyrup  ( by September 17th.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information or would like to discuss your ideas in advance.

Dr. Marta Deyrup
University Libraries
Seton Hall University

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference, October 5-7, 2018, Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University will host its fifth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC18) from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.
#BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach.
We encourage proposals that explore or critique digital scholarship as it relates to access, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but should not be limited to, the following:

  • Accessibility of digital platforms and technology
  • Access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship
  • Digital scholarship and social change
  • Sustainability and future access to digital scholarship
  • Digital scholarship and multimodal/interdisciplinary access
  • Access to  digital scholarship beyond the academy
  • The public mission of digital scholarship
  • Creating opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives
  • Designing for access, activism, and advocacy
Submissions may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.
We look forward to building on the success of the last four years, in which we have come together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2017 meeting, the conference website and this year's call.
Proposal Submission Form:
Proposals are due: June 30th, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US).
Notifications will be sent by July 15th.
If you have any questions please contact:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NFAIS CFP: Movements and Models Supporting Open Access (October 2018 - Alexandria, Virginia)

NFAIS Call For Presenters!

Open Access (OA) continues to offer transformative change in traditional scholarly research that is moving us toward and open science future. From research development to scholarly output, creating a more transparent end-to-end process allows unfettered sharing, inclusion and collaboration as a continuum in scientific research and discovery. As we support researchers through OA initiatives, we are creating science without barriers.

NFAIS will explore this multidimensional disruption at our "Movements and Models Supporting Open Access" Conference on October 1 - 2, 2018 in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and we invite you join the discussion as a speaker!

The program will address emerging OA practices, statistics and analytics of open access models, and new publishing models that deliver fully affordable open access. If you are a university library supporting unique OA models, an advocate of open access, or can share how your organization is making progress on the OA movement, we invite you to become a speaker and share your trends, new technologies, and applications to others in the industry. You may be selected to present alone, with a co-presenter, or as a panel.

For more information, go to:

Presentation Guidelines
  *   The submissions deadline is July 31, 2018
  *   Submissions must be in English
  *   Presentations must be original and unique to the Movements and Models Supporting Open Access conference; the same presentation/talk cannot have been given 90 days prior to the conference
  *   Presentations must be educational in nature (sales presentations will not be accepted)
  *   Presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length but no more than 45 minutes and allow time for Q&A.

Submitting Your Proposal
Submissions should include a title, presentation summary (maximum of 300 words) identifying the purpose, content, and learning objectives/expected outcomes for participants, and a professional biography of presenter(s) (maximum of 50 words) along with a photo for inclusion in our program, should your presentation be accepted. Please also provide for us your full name, institutional affiliation and mailing address, including email.
Click here: for more information or to submit your proposal.  Feel free to contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon at with any questions.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Call for chapters - Hidden Architectures of Info Lit Programs

We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL Publications book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts with an anticipated publication date of fall 2019. Chapter proposals are due August 1st, 2018

Read the full Call for Proposals, including a book chapter template, at:

More about the book: Information literacy (IL) is a well-established goal of academic libraries, yet so much of the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs is absent from professional literature, job descriptions, and library school coursework. While the definition of a program is a coordinated set of activities in service of a specific purpose, what those activities actually consist of - and who is responsible for them - is highly dependent on institutional and interpersonal contexts. Furthermore, while skills and competencies for leadership in LIS are well-researched and articulated, those required for effective program management, particularly indirect management of others, are not as well-represented. This book will gather program examples to make visible the structures, practices, and contexts of information literacy programs in academic libraries. We are seeking chapters from academic librarians who identify as a leader of an information literacy program who want to share their experiences. Each case study chapter will detail definitions and missions, allocation of resources and labor, supervisory structures, prioritization approaches, and other processes and structures required to make programs work. By using a case study template we will help identify commonalities and differences across all types of programs and institutions while allowing individual stories and unique contexts to shine through.

If you have any questions, please contact us at to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

  • Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Information Literacy Coordinator, Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Elizabeth Galoozis, Head of Information Literacy, University of Southern California
  • Rebecca Halpern, Teaching & Learning Services Coordinator, The Claremont Colleges

Thursday, June 07, 2018

CFP: Special Issue on Business Models in (Digital) Academic Publishing (Publications)

Business Models in (Digital) Academic Publishing
Publications - URL:
Information for authors -

Message from the Guest Editors
As the number of universities, libraries, and students continue to increase, growth in scholarly publishing is likely to continue. Demand for traditional printed books is influenced by electronic books, print-on-demand services, book rental options and sales of individual book chapters. An increased demand for instant access to scholarly journals, with their double-digit annual price increases, is putting even greater pressure on library budgets and the purchase of scholarly works. Clearly, traditional business models for academic publishing are no longer sustainable. Innovative business models are needed to capture value from new digital publishing technologies. Open access, print on demand, hybrid publishing, agile publishing, digital archives and open data curation are examples of new digital publishing models—but none of these can address all aspects of this dynamic industry.  This Special Issue invites authors to submit articles that examine new or alternative forms of digital academic publishing—with an emphasis on describing the business model that will make this new form sustainable.

Karen I. MacDonald  &  Virginia Dressler
Kent State University

Message from the Editor-in-Chief
As the Editor-in-Chief of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775), I warmly invite you to submit your research for consideration for publication in our journal. Publications is an international, peer reviewed, fully Open Access journal that provides an advanced forum for research studies related to all aspects of scholarly publishing. While primarily a vehicle for research and review articles, we will also publish, from time to time, case studies and opinion pieces. We aim to offer high-quality, responsible services and rapid decision-making so that submitting and publishing with us should be a rewarding experience. If you wish to discuss your ideas for submission in advance, or if you have topics for potential Special Issues you would like us to consider, or indeed have any queries about any other aspect of Publications, then please do not hesitate to contact me personally at:

Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer
Know-Center GmbH,
Graz, Austria

Author Benefits
Open Access: free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science), Scopus and other databases.
Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 33 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).

Call for Case Studies - Emerging Technologies, Evolving Professionals:Change Management Practices for Library Systems and Technologies

Emerging Technologies, Evolving Professionals:Change Management Practices for Library Systems and Technologies

Upcoming LITA title (2019)
By Courtney McAllister

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
Decisions Announced: July 1, 2018

Do you have first-hand experience managing technology changes at a museum, archive, or public/academic/special/law/corporate/military/medical library? A technology change could be an intimidating project, like an ILS migration or makerspace launch, or something a bit more subtle, like introducing a new chat widget at the reference desk. Please consider submitting a brief write-up of your experience to enrich an upcoming LITA guide.

As we all know, library systems and technologies are evolving rapidly, but maintaining one’s technical skill set is not enough to successfully organize and implement change. Information professionals must also develop techniques that enable them to navigate the intricate interplay of human anxieties, perceptions, expectations, and mental models that accompany technological change. This guide is designed to equip new and seasoned practitioners with the strategies they need to master interpersonal and technical interdepencies.

“Notes from the Field” segments will integrate a diverse range of condensed case studies into the guide’s core chapters. These brief, first-hand experiences will address the following topics (please focus on either 1, 2, or 3):

1. The role of change agents in technology change. Specifically,

a) Your experience hiring a change agent to introduce or implement a technology change...
  • What was the catalyst for the change agent?
  • What traits did you look for in a prospective change agent?
  • How did other staff respond?
  • What worked/didn’t work?
  • Was the technology change successful?
  • If you started the process from scratch, what would do you differently?

b) Your experience fulfilling the role of a technology change agent...
  • How did other staff respond?
  • What strategies did you employ to adapt?
  • What worked/didn’t work?
  • Was the technology change successful?
  • If you started the process from scratch, what would you differently?

2. The role of assessment in technology change. Specifically,

  • What assessment strategies have worked/not worked for you.
  • What questions have you asked to guide your assessment of how technologies are operating within your organization?
  • How have you determined technology needs at your organization? 
  • How have you evaluated potential technology changes?

3. Socializing technology changes among end users. Specifically,

  • How have you promoted or announced an upcoming technology change to end users?
  • How did you gather feedback?
  • How did you respond to user feedback?
  • What surprised you most about user reactions?

Please write a brief (1,000 words max) summary of your experience(s) with any ONE of the above topics, and submit for consideration by June 15, 2018

Please send an email with your submission and contact information to Use of the following subject line is strongly encouraged: LITA Case Study, YOUR NAME

Notification emails will be sent by July 1, 2018

CPT Courtney R. McAllister, MA, MLIS | Electronic Resources Librarian
Daniel Library | The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409
Office: (843)953-2570 |

Monday, June 04, 2018

Call for Chapters for ACRL's The Sustainable Library's Cookbook (2019)

Call for Chapters for ACRL's The Sustainable Library's Cookbook (2019) edited by Raymond Pun and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer

Send your proposals/questions to with submissions and questions. Note if you submitted a proposal already to, please re-send it to, apologies for that and thank you! ( will be defunct)

We are seeking "recipes" or chapter proposals on practice-based examples of lesson plans or projects that support sustainability efforts in academic libraries. Recipes will follow the ACRL CookbookFormat. Your 500-to-700 word proposal submission should describe a successful lesson plan or activity that support sustainability in the academic library. They can be related to these three key areas:

Section 1. Applying Sustainable Thinking and Development - Applying sustainable thinking into library functions including information technology, finance, facilities, waste management, human resources, space planning, etc.:

  • Triple Bottom Line (financial/economic, environmental, as well as social (internal/workforce and external/social justice and campus community) concepts applied in different areas of library services
  • Installing solar panels in the library, upgrading lighting systems in library facilities, supporting alternatives to driving; green technology, architecture planning; extension; developing strategies to minimize cost, utilize costs;
  • Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in your library practices
  • Addressing issues of poverty, inequity and food shortage in your campus; dumpster diving projects;
  • Strategic planning for sustainable practices in specific areas of the library; special grant projects or case studies; disaster-planning projects; makerspaces; OER and textbooks; sustainable printing;
  • Assessment/evaluation plans for sustainability practices; marketing sustainability developments in the library

Section 2. Teaching, Learning and Research Services - Supporting sustainability studies in the areas of teaching, learning and research services including information literacy, one-shots, technology, integrating ACRL New Frameworks,  threshold concepts, discipline tracks - first year writing, communications, STEM instructions, community of teaching practices, and subject/liaison responsibilities:

  • Teaching FYE STEM using campus sustainability as the research topic
  • Building a data research/scientific data program to support sustainability studies, water studies or renewable energy; ecological and environmental education; green literacy
  • Teaching a information literacy workshop to environmental studies, food studies, agriculture, transportation studies/engineering, sociology, anthropology, political science or urban studies, architecture, business/entrepreneurship/marketing classes that address sustainable development, climate change, green energy, alternative fuels, sustainable housing, clean transportation, etc.
  • Integrating GIS skills and tools in library instruction to support sustainability studies; digital scholarship or humanities/area studies projects covering sustainability/environmental studies
  • Integrating environmental, economic, and social justices in your teaching practices; Liaison to Water/Environmental Institutes/Centers

Section 3. Community Engagement, Outreach, and Partnerships - Forming new partnerships, outreach services or community engagement programs to inform sustainability practices in the library and beyond:

  • Forming partnerships with communities to promote environmental awareness issues
  • Partnering with Career Development Center to host a job/internship fair on green energy and jobs;
  • Collaborating with Sustainability Student Club to coordinate new programs or events in the library such as urban farms, organic food productions, collaborative collection development, green collections; World Water Day, World Earth Day, environmental awareness;
  • Partnerships with public libraries, government agencies, environmental and other community groups for reading clubs, activities, engagements
  • Building local/indigenous knowledge and collaborating with community experts relating to sustainability, ecology, etc.

Deadline for Contributors' proposals: July 9, 2018 (flexible)
Editors Review + Notification for Contributors: July 30, 2018
Final Recipes Due: October 1, 2018

Please refer to the The Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL 2009) and The First Year Experience Cookbook (ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. You can send as many proposals as you like. We are willing to be flexible with wording, style, and topics. Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals! Once the proposal has been accepted, we will happy to send a template over.

Any questions? Need to submit? Send email to
Raymond Pun, California State University, Fresno and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer, USC Marshall School of Business