Friday, June 28, 2019

CFP: “Mind over Chatter”: Mindfulness, Media, & Misinformation in the Digital Era - Kokomo, Indiana

Indiana University Kokomo is pleased to announce a free, one-day interdisciplinary symposium:

“Mind over Chatter”:  Mindfulness, Media, & Misinformation in the Digital Era
Friday, September 13, 2019
Kokomo, Indiana 

Keynote speaker:  Michael Caulfield, Director of Blended and Networked Learning, Washington State University, and author of Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

“Falsehood is the essence of all media, extending mankind’s natural inclination to myth-making.” – Marshall McLuhan 
This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse group of scholars, teachers, and thinkers from around the state of Indiana and beyond to discuss pedagogical strategies and solutions to help today’s college students cope with “network propaganda” of all kinds. In an increasingly complex, fast-moving, and confusing digital media environment rife with problematic information (mis- and disinformation, propaganda, so-called “fake news,” pseudo-science, manipulation, etc.), what are our responsibilities as teachers and literacy advocates? How might we reconceptualize our roles against a societal backdrop of declining trust in professions and institutions?

The conference organizers welcome either individual paper proposals (approx. 15 minutes) or panel presentations of 3-4 presenters (approx. 45 minutes). All sessions will be 60 minutes total with 15 minutes reserved for a robust Q & A. Please upload your proposal (500-word maximum) with contact information to this Google form by July 19, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance via email no later than July 26, 2019. Hotel, travel, and registration information will be announced in July.For any and all queries, contact the conference organizers, Paul Cook and Polly Boruff-Jones, via email at

We are most interested in exploring how the practice of mindfulness—in a variety of forms and formats—can contribute to and deepen our students’ understanding of the current epistemological moment and the way misinformation flows, functions, and moves through the digital media ecosystem. Approaches may draw from any of the following topics, though presenters are encouraged to depart from and elaborate on these ideas as they see fit:  
  • Using mindfulness techniques/habits of mind approaches to teach digital information literacy (e.g., confirmation bias, truth-default theory, mere exposure effect, epistemic dependence, etc.)
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in classroom/teaching applications
  • The epistemology/structure/theory of network propaganda, dis- and misinformation, manipulation, and the “post-Truth” era
  • The architecture of social media networks, especially as it pertains to the spread of disinformation, propaganda, and problematic information in general
  • Pedagogical approaches to digital literacy/teaching resistance to disinformation
  • Misinformation in science, medicine, and technology
  • The history of misinformation, histories of misinformation
  • Network theory and the role of networks/social media in spreading misinformation: networks and actors, algorithms, micro-targeting, actor-network theory, materiality, object-oriented rhetorics and approaches
  • Intersections between politics and misinformation

CFP: New Review of Academic Librarianship: “Involving the community – engaging students in taking academic libraries forward” - 2020 Themed Issue

Call for abstracts for 2020 themed issue of New Review of Academic Librarianship: “Involving the community – engaging students in taking academic libraries forward”

For the first time ever, the New Review of Academic Librarianship has Guest Editors from two different countries overseeing the annual themed issue. Olaf Eigenbrodt (Germany) and Karen Latimer (Northern Ireland) are working jointly on the 2020 themed issue which will bring together papers from across the world on student engagement and academic libraries. The themed issue will focus on developments in student engagement for organisational change as well as services, infrastructures, and spaces. 

The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration will be the 5th August 2019. More information on the topic, process and focus can be accessed from the journal’s web site If you need any further information, contact Olaf Eigenbrodt
Dr Graham Walton BSc MA MBA PhD

Thursday, June 27, 2019

LITA Education Call for Proposals, Special Webinar Series, 2020

LITA Education Call for Proposals, Special Webinar Series, 2020

Veteran presenters and publication gurus, we are looking for you! LITA is putting together a special webinar series to disseminate expertise on turning ideas and projects into conference presentations, workshops, publications, and best practices for social media.

We are seeking webinars on topics such as where to publish, assessing metrics for potential publication outlets, how to make a strong submission, and creating social media buzz. If you have a formula for achieving these goals, or techniques, tricks, or best practices that have served you well, we'd love to work with you to help you share your expertise with a national audience. 

We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities.

Submit a proposal by September 1 to teach one of these special webinars in 2020.

All topics related to presenting your work to your colleagues are welcome, including:
  • How to turn your tech idea into a workshop, social media, etc.
  • Presenting at a conference, delivering a keynote, or putting on a workshop
  • Writing skills and starters
  • Where to publish
  • Submitting a strong article or book proposal
  • Editing skills
  • Evaluating the impact of publishing in different channels 

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently.

Be part of another slate of compelling and useful online education programs next year!

Best regards,
Jason Bengtson

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

CFP: Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference - November 7th, 2019

Call for Proposals: Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference

The LLA Academic Section and ACRL-LA are partnering to host a virtual conference on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Present from the comfort of your own office. Proposals due MONDAY, July 1!

Submit your proposal relating to library archives, instruction, public services, technical services, leadership, management, and more. All proposals of keen interest to academic librarians are welcome, and not limited to librarians practicing in Louisiana.

Most sessions will last 50 minutes and time for discussion should be factored into planning. Formats include workshops, panel and group discussions of key issues, academic paper presentations, and 10-minute lightning talks.

Submit your proposal at by midnight on July 1. The conference committee will review all submissions and contact those accepted to be part of the conference by August 1st.  This year we are piloting a blind peer-review process, in support of those presenters for whom blind-peer review is a factor in merit and promotion.

If you have questions, please contact Heather Plaisance ( or Jennifer Hamilton (

CFP: Ex Libris Great Lakes User Group - for October 17-18, 2019 in Evanston/Chicago

CFP: Ex Libris Great Lakes User Group - for October 17-18, 2019 in Evanston/Chicago

We know it’s summer and you don’t want to think about work much, but we really want to hear about your ideas and tips and tricks about Ex Libris products.

The strength of our community depends on members who are willing to share their expertise. Please consider sharing your experiences and innovations. Topics of interest include system migration, pre & post-implementation cleanup, interoperability, analytics, resource sharing, and technical/public services, among others. [We don’t expect your presentation to actually be finished or ready-to-go now, but we really want you to submit a proposal – even if it’s just a germ of an idea.]

Please submit your proposals via our form:

=> by July 12, 2019. Acceptance notifications will be sent by 8/1/2019.

Save the date: October 17-18. The conference is hosted by Northwestern and Loyola Libraries. Events will be held between the two campuses, on October 17 in Evanston and October 18 in Chicago. The conference will offer an opportunity to share information, ideas and experiences with Ex Libris products. Information about the conference, including registration fees and accommodations, can be found on the GLUG website:

GLUG represents Ex Libris product users in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, but all are welcome to attend.

Call for Chapters: Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries

Call for Chapter Proposals

Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for
Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are requested for an edited volume titled Implementing
Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic
Libraries, to be published by the Association of College and Research
Libraries. Head editors are Brian Lym (Hunter College) and Corliss Lee
(University of California, Berkeley), and co-editors are Jonathan Cain
(University of Oregon), Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi University), and Kenneth
Schlesinger (Lehman College).

We are seeking case studies, qualitative research studies, quantitative
research studies, survey research studies, and other research-based solutions
that can be implemented in today’s libraries. A more detailed outline appears

Proposals, including a 600-800 word abstract, should be submitted by August
19, 2019. Notification of acceptance will occur by the end of September 2019.
Selected authors should expect to submit a full draft of their article no
later than January 14, 2020.


Send questions to head editors Brian Lym ( and Corliss
Lee (

Book Outline

The well-documented lack of diversity in the academic library workforce
remains problematic, especially given growing expectations that the overall
academic workforce be more representative of the increasingly diverse student
bodies at our colleges and universities. That the lack of diversity is
especially notable among the professional ranks (librarians, library
leadership, and administrators) is indicative of inequity of opportunities for
people of color and “minoritized” ethnic groups. Further, remediation of
racial and ethnic diversity in the academic library workplace raises broader
diversity issues, including individuals with identities outside the gender
binary and other individuals who face discrimination due to their sexual
orientation, disabilities, religious affiliation, military status, age, or
other identities.

Emerging efforts to diversify the academic library workplace are pointedly
raising issues of inclusion in libraries where demographic homogeneity has
historically prevailed. With Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion, we hope to capture emerging research and practice that demonstrates
ways academic libraries and librarians can work with and within their
institutions to create a more equitable and representative workforce.

Part 1: Leveraging and Deploying Systemic and Bureaucratic/Structural
Since colleges and universities are hierarchical and complex systems with
centralized and bureaucratic controls that can effect or impede transformative
change, academic library leaders need to leverage and deploy formal structures
and administrative resources to achieve DEI excellence.

  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Retention and Advancement
  • Professional Development and Support
  • Assessment: Tracking DEI Progress

Part II: Leveraging Collegial Networks, Politics, and Symbols:
Strengthening and Deepening Change for DEI Excellence
Acknowledging and deploying collegial networks, leveraging informal and formal
political power, and symbolic resources to foster diversity, equity, and
inclusion excellence in academic libraries.

  • Navigating Collegial Networks and Normative Expectations
  • Leveraging the Politics of Organizational Behavior
  • (formal and informal power)
  • Reinforcing the Message: Deploying Change Through Deployment of Symbolic
  • Activities

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ) Seeking an Electronic Resources Review Editor

Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ), is seeking a new electronic resources review editor. Responsibilities include:
  • maintaining awareness of current electronic resources in music 
  • identifying reviewers and soliciting authors for Digital Project Updates 
  • locating electronic resources and assigning them to reviewers
  • providing reviewing guidance to electronic resource reviewers 
  • editing the electronic resource reviews
  • submitting the edited reviews and review forms to Taylor & Francis
  • final review proofreading

The electronic resources review editor reports to the co-editors of Music Reference Services Quarterly.  While the applicant pool is not limited to librarians currently working in music libraries, music background is required. Some editorial experience is desirable but not required. MRSQ maintains a list of current electronic resource reviewers and the electronic resource editor has full support of the editorial board members as well as the rest of the editorial team. 

Interested applicants should send a short letter of interest and a copy of their CV to editors: Ana Dubnjakovic ( and Rachel Scott ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

CFP: Midwest First-Year Conference - Normal, Illinois - September 27, 2019



College and university faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to submit a proposal to present at the Midwest First-Year Conference.  This regional one-day drive-in conference provides a forum for faculty, academic administrators, and student development professionals to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance the learning of first-year students on two- and four-year campuses.

The theme of MFYC 2019 is “Strategic Steps for First-Year Students"  This theme aims to explore how we, as practitioners, set up students for success through intentional pathways in their first-year.  Additionally, we want to work to help students to be strategic and carve out meaningful paths while addressing their interests and needs.

Priority will be given to proposals reflecting this year’s conference theme, though we welcome submissions on a variety of topics related to the first-year experience.  All submissions should aim to foster engaging dialogue and model practical approaches to classroom instruction, learning strategies, successful programs, and/or assessment practices that promote the success of first-year students.

The MFYC conference fee will be discounted at half-price for one presenter of each selected concurrent session.  In addition, the National Resource Center will waive the registration fee for the highest rated concurrent session for the national FYE 2020 conference in Washington D.C.

The Conference Planning Committee encourages faculty, professional staff, and graduate students to submit proposals on any of the following topics, particularly as they relate to this year’s theme, Strategic Steps for First-Year Students.

  • Academic Support (Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, etc.)
  • Admission
  • Advising (Career and Academic)
  • Assessment
  • Student Life (e.g. Residence Life, Commuter students, Engagement, etc.)
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Underrepresented students (e.g. First-generation, low-income, etc.)
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Reaching Students from Different Generations (e.g. Millennials, Gen Z, etc.)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Learning Communities
  • Library and Information Literacy
  • Orientation Programs
  • Peer Educators
  • Diversity, Multicultural and Spiritual Initiatives
  • Retention of First-Year Students
  • Service learning
  • Social and Academic Adjustment
  • Summer Bridge Programs
  • Students with Disabilities

Program proposals must be submitted via the online form no later than July 3, 2019.
CFP Link:

All proposals are evaluated by volunteer peer reviewers based on the criteria below.  Final sessions are selected by the Conference Program Review Committee.  Presenters will be notified by July 22, 2019.  Please note: Only the person who submits the proposal will receive communications from MFYC.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (50 minutes) – These sessions are appropriate for presentations addressing emerging trends, concepts that are integral to undergraduate learning and success, or research and assessment findings that promise to inform the work of a broad range or practitioners.

POSTER SESSION – Poster sessions offer an opportunity to share innovative programs, assessment or research projects, or any other presentation that would benefit the profession using graphs, pictures, and words in a visual display and/or handout materials.  Conference attendees will move from one poster session to another during the scheduled time.  Poster presenters are expected to stay with their posters during that time.

In addition to relevance to the conference theme, proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of topic for professionals working with first-year students
  • Clarity and organization of presentation content and method
  • Depth and/or innovation of presentation content
  • Connection to theory, research, and/or assessment findings
  • Engaging and/or informative session format
  • Clear and meaningful learning outcomes for session participants

Friday, June 21, 2019

Call for Posters: ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium - Outside of the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library December 6, 2019 (New York City)

Call for Posters: ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium

Outside of the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library
Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) 
(Baruch Vertical Campus)

For this year's ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking posters about new and ethically informed practices in the academic library.

Proposals from persons of diverse identities and professional backgrounds are encouraged.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
●     Diverse voices in our profession: enhancing diversity and advocating for underrepresented groups at all levels in the academic library, including staff, professionals, students and administration      
●     Ethically Innovative Leadership: for example, challenging traditional hierarchies, incorporating different perspectives, navigating organizational structures, labor relations, facilitative management and support for professional growth and development
●     Public Services and Instruction: new and creative types of reference and instruction initiatives (e.g. incorporating critical pedagogy, environmentally responsible maker spaces, culturally responsive instruction)
●     Acquisitions/Collection Development: outreach and curating of collections (e.g. community based collections, OER Open Education Resources, responsible purchasing, ownership models)
●     Technical Services: transforming technical services; accommodating new forms of technology, data, and strategic planning (e.g. weeding ethically, critical cataloging, accessibility)

As academic libraries continue to evolve in the 21st century, ACRL continues to be dedicated in discovering new approaches that enhance and foster our scholarly community.

Selections will be done by a blind review; please do not include any identifying information in your abstract. Proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2019.

Poster proposals can be submitted using this form:
The ACRL/NY 2019 Symposium will be held on December 6, 2019 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York.

If you have questions about the poster selection process, please contact Maureen Clements at

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CFP: Fashion in the Library issue of Library Trends

Fashion in the Library issue of Library Trends
Editors: Courtney Becks and Cristina Favretto

Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019
Publication date: August 2021

Nature and Scope of the Issue
Certain fields are viewed as “for girls”--decorative arts, textiles, interior design, anyone?--and fashion is one of them. These “girl zones”  have traditionally not been considered worthy or serious fields of inquiry and practice like film, the fine arts, architecture, or music.“Girl zones” are not buttressed and validated by a discourse of mythic salvation and transcendence like the ones that benefit, for example, hip-hop or punk (i.e. music) or film. Academic inquiry into fashion and adjacent fields (and consideration for inclusion within Special Collections and archival environments) are very often ignored or belittled because they dare favor the feminine-coded body in opposition to the often masculine-coded mindset of what constitutes a valid subject of research and study.

Indeed, libraries and fashion, as both professions and fields of research, have more in common than might seem immediately apparent. Both fields are gendered spaces, typically coded feminine/female/femme. Because of their association with women and femme qualities, both libraries and fashion must justify their continued existence in ways the film industry, for example, never does. Both the fashion industry and the library field depend upon the passion and labor of women, yet have historically tended to reward male/masculine involvement and agency to a much greater degree. Though it is a given that the work of, for example, Alexander McQueen is of genius and worth saving, the work of the many seamstresses, pattern-makers, and “hands” within the industry is barely acknowledged; nor has the importance of women fashion journalists or editors been as documented and enshrined as that of men.

Starting in the 1990s, fashion studies began to emerge (in the wake of home economics’ name change) as an academic subject in its own right. Increasingly, attention is being paid to the importance of fashion history and practice in the study of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class.  

In the early 21st century, fashion is a multibillion-dollar global industry and cultural force. Popular culture idioms like fast fashion outlets and reality shows bring fashion to a vast audience.
It is clear that the study of fashion and its role in shaping self and society will not go away, and the intersection of fashion and libraries will increasingly offer an increasingly productive vector for inquiry.

Questions this issue will consider include (but will not be limited to): what role does fashion play in library collections, outreach programs, and programming? Where does fashion belong in the library? In Special Collections? In the archives? Are three-dimensional objects allowed? Should or can libraries collaborate with museums? How do we ensure that spontaneous yet relevant intricacies of “vernacular style” and self-presentation are documented, studied, and given the respect that other less loaded forms of artistic and self-expression are given? We hope this issue will be highly interactive, exploratory, revelatory...and revealing.

List of Potential Topics
● Librarian Fashion Tropes
● Where Does Fashion Reside in the Library?
● Home Economics Collections
● “Women’s Work”
● Disappearance of Clothing Design/Textile/Apparel Programs at Land-Grant Universities
● The Bureau of Home Economics
● Documenting “Hand Work” (Seamstresses, Milliners, Pattern Designers) and Fashion-Related Small Businesses
● Fashion Studies
● Fashion Bibliographies
● Fashion Librarians/hip
● Fashion (In) Special Collections
● Who Has Access to  Fashion Collections?
● Importance of Library Collections to Fashion Studies
● Researching Fashion (for Exhibits, Collections, Shows, Etc.)
● Fashion Histories

This list is by no means exhaustive! The editors are excited to consider and enthusiastically encourage the submission of perspectives and topics that haven’t occurred to them.

Instructions for Submission
The editors for the Fashion in the Library issue of Library Trends invite authors to submit full manuscripts by December 1, 2019. Manuscripts should be sent to bexlib [at] illinois [dot] edu with the subject line “Library Trends Submission.”

All submissions should follow the Library Trends formatting guidelines. Authors should use the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition author-date format for citations and bibliography.

Manuscripts should include the author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address. Editors will communicate with the only first author of co-authored manuscripts.

Authors will be notified of their manuscript’s acceptance status in late January 2020. The double-blind peer review process begins at the same time.

The Fashion in the Library issue’s publication date is August 2021.

December 1, 2019          Manuscript Drafts Due
January 20, 2020            Peer Review Begins
April 30, 2020                  Peer Review Ends
May- August 30, 2020     Manuscript Revision Period
November 1,  2020          Final Manuscripts Due to Editors
August 2021                    Final Publication

Courtney Becks (MA, MALIS) is the Librarian for African American Studies and the Jewish Studies Bibliographer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a former blogger and sometime fashion zinester. She is co-directing the Fashion, Style, & Aesthetics Research Cluster through the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for the 2019-2020 school year. She can be reached at bexlib [at] illinois [dot] edu.

Cristina Favretto (MLS, CAS) joined the faculty of the University of Miami libraries in 2008 as the Head of Special Collections, where she curates collections documenting the history of Miami and South Florida, the Caribbean and South America, countercultural movements, artists’ books, architecture and art, and fashion. Before joining the Special Collections Department, Cristina has held a variety of posts throughout the country, including Head of Special Collections at San Diego State University, Curator of Rare Books at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Library, and Director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University.  She has also worked at the Boston Public Library, Harvard University Libraries, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. She received her M.L.S. and C.A.S. (Certificate of Advanced Studies) at the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. in English Literature and Art History at the State University of New York at Albany. Cristina spent her formative years in Trieste, Italy, and received her Baccalaureate from the Liceo Giosuè Carducci in that city. She also has had a shadow life as a performance artist and lead singer in a post-punk cabaret band.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CFP: The Library Collective - March 2020 (Knoxville, Tennessee)

The Library Collective is back with a 2020 theme so awesomely nerdy, you won’t want to miss it.

For The Collective 2020 gathering, we’re challenging librarians to “Roll for Initiative” (that’s right, D&D nerds!). While proposals need not make reference to Dungeons & Dragons or gaming, we hope this year’s session ideas will connect with the broader themes evoked by the title, including but not limited to storytelling, improvisation, role-playing, innovation, creativity, empathy-building, and the many other ways librarians are taking initiative in their libraries.

Forty-five years after its first publication, Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is experiencing a wild resurgence in popularity. Acolytes will tell you about the team-building, problem-solving, empathy-building, and imagination-expanding benefits of the game, which they argue can lead to more connectivity, creativity, and compassion in individuals.

In tabletop games like D&D that are ruled by dice, a roll determines the success or failure of any action like attacks, spells, or gaining vital information about the fantasy world. “Roll for initiative” is the iconic phrase that kicks off every combat sequence. Rolling for initiative establishes who will go first in the fight but it can also be thought of more broadly as a means of taking action, stepping up, and bravely volunteering to solve a problem or move forward with the story that you and your quest-mates will tell. In this larger sense, we invite you to “roll for initiative” with your session proposals for the Collective 2020.

While proposals need not make reference to D&D or gaming, we hope this year’s session ideas will connect with the broader themes evoked by D&D and the theme’s title, including but not limited to storytelling, improvisation, role-playing, innovation, creativity, empathy-building, and the many other ways librarians are taking initiative in their libraries.

Our unique proposal and review process includes a public ideation and commenting phase followed by a blind peer review. Read more and submit your ideas, vote, or comment now until August 2!

P.S. Unlike your usual library conference suspects, our events are radically fun, interactive, inclusive, and affordable. Don’t believe us? Check out five years of data to back up our claim!

Call for Chapters (or Recipes): Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook (ACRL)

The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook is seeking recipes! 
We are now accepting recipe proposals detailing lesson plans or projects that demonstrate the integration of archives and special collections material into the classroom. We are seeking practical guides that provide an entry point to teaching with primary sources for information professionals new to teaching and learning with archives and special collections, including archivists, special collections librarians, and instruction librarians. Additionally, we seek innovative proposals that will serve as a resource for those experienced with teaching with primary sources and archives by providing a repository of ideas for when their lesson plans need to be refreshed and updated. 

Recipes will include the following: 
Recipes will follow the ACRL Cookbook format. Your 600- to 800-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity using archives and special collections material. Please also include: 
  • Recipe name (a.k.a. your “chapter” title) 
  • Recipe parts: 
    • Nutrition Information (summary) 
    • Learning Outcomes 
    • Relevant RBMS/SAA Joint Guidelines 
    • Cooking Time 
    • Number Served 
    • Ingredients (Including Collection/s Used) 
    • Preparation 
    • Taste Test (Assessment) 
  • Your name, university or other affiliation 
  • Your email address, if you would like it included with your recipe (optional)  
  • Potential cookbook category, section, and part (see below) 

Submission information and due dates: 
Email your draft recipes to by July 16, 2019 
Notifications will be sent out in August 2019 
Final recipes will be due on October 5, 2019 

Cookbook Outline: 
  1. 1.  Meal Prep: Teaching Archival Literacy 
Lessons that prepare students for the situated and unique aspects of doing research in archives and special collections libraries. 

  1. 2.  Good Orderer: Teaching Search & Discovery in Archives & Special Collections 
Lessons that help students make use of archival search and discovery tools, such as finding aids. 

  1. 3.  Food Critics: Teaching Primary Source Literacy 
Lessons that support student analysis of primary sources. 

  1. 4.  Something from the Cart: Exhibitions as Teaching & Learning  
Lessons that utilize the exhibition of primary sources as a teaching and learning tool. 

  1. 5.  Community Picnics: K-12 & Non-course-related Instruction 
      Lessons for K-12 & community audiences. 

  1. 6.  Takeout: Teaching with Digital Collections 
Lessons that utilize digital collections to teach primary sources literacy outside of archives and special collections libraries’ physical spaces. 

Email with any questions. Please refer to The Embedded Librarians Cookbook (ACRL 2014), The First Year Experience Library Cookbook (ACRL 2017), and The Library Assessment Cookbook (ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. We are willing to be flexible with length, wording, style, and topics.  Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals! 

Julie M. PorterfieldInstruction & Outreach ArchivistPenn State University Libraries