Thursday, April 29, 2021

Call for Editorial Board Members - Journal of the Medical Library

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

CFP: 2021 Charleston Conference - November 1st-5th, 2021 (in person and virtual) @chsconf

2021 Call for Papers



The 2021 Charleston Library Conference will be a hybrid event, with opportunities to attend and present in person in beautiful, historic downtown Charleston, or online through our robust and interactive virtual event platform. We will be using the Pathable platform again following our successful virtual event in 2020.

IMPORTANT: Please read the Program Proposal Instructions BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

Requirements Charleston Conference presenters will be required to:

  • register for and attend the conference; and
  • grant permission for possible video and/or audio recording and broadcast of their presentation.

It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you submit a paper for the conference proceedings. If you elect to do so, we ask that you:

  • assign the Charleston Conference first publication rights, and
  • submit your paper through our Digital Commons portal on the Janeway/Michigan Publishing website using the guidelines and the deadlines that will be provided. Slides and rough outlines will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria The Charleston Conference Planning Committee will evaluate the content of your proposal for relevance to the conference theme and threads, originality, and timeliness. Special attention will be given to proposals that:

  • are oriented toward providing practical, concrete information for practicing professionals;
  • demonstrate innovative or entrepreneurial thinking;
  • that include a diverse representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process;
  • generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of the library and information industry;
  • present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology; and
  • encourage active learning among conference attendees.

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.


Proposal notifications will be sent out in early August. Questions should be directed to Leah Hinds at or Beth Bernhardt at

CFP: UPRLC Annual Conference - Marquette, Michigan - September 27-29, 2021 - Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation

 Call for presentations and posters at the UPRLC Annual Conference!

Meet in the Middle in Marquette!

Do you have an interesting project or experience that you would like to share with others?  Have you come up with innovative ways of marketing your library or doing community outreach?  The UPRLC Annual Conference is a great opportunity to network and share information and ideas with other librarians.  Just fill in the simple proposal form with a brief description of your session.  The UPRLC Annual Conference registration fee will be waived for all those presenting a breakout session at the meeting.  Each breakout session is approximately 45 minutes long, or if you prefer, share your project, service, or idea by creating a poster instead.  Popular session topics include (but are not limited to):

♦ Library Programming
♦ Technology in Libraries
♦ Marketing and Promotion Ideas
♦ Management and Budgeting
♦ Community Outreach
♦ Changing Role of Libraries
♦  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

This year’s conference will be held in Marquette, September 27-29, 2021 at the Peter White Public Library.

Questions? Feel free to send me an email!

Jessica Luther (she/her)
Assistant Director
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
2682 US Highway 23 South 
Alpena, MI 49707

About the UPRLC: UPRLC is the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation. We are a group of people working together to improve library services in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. The UPRLC is governed by a board of representatives from school, school/public, public, academic and special libraries throughout the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. Officers and board members are elected at the annual meeting held each year in September. Though all libraries from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan are eligible for membership in the UPRLC, only registered member libraries have a vote in the elections.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

CFP: United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations - Online August 3-5, 2021 @ala_united United for Libraries

United for Libraries is accepting proposals for its upcoming online conference “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations,” scheduled to be held Aug. 3-5, 2021.

United invites program proposals on topics of interest to library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them. Examples of program topics from last year’s conference include:

  • Advocacy and Equity: How Library Boards Can Create Lasting Impact through Compelling Cases and Outreach
  • Understanding Donor Data Analytics: Why it Matters and What You Can Do With It
  • Strategies for Solving Board Problems
  • Great Boards Don't Happen by Accident: A Proactive Approach to Building an Effective Board
  • Working with Friends and Foundations: Playing for the Same Team
  • Ask, Listen, Plan: Engaged Planning for Trustees, Directors and Other Library Leaders

Proposals are open through Mon., May 17; parties who submit proposals by the deadline will receive an acceptance decision by June 1.

To submit a proposal, visit For questions and concerns, contact

United for Libraries
The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations
A division of the American Library Association

Call for Peer Reviewers: Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) @Jinfolit #OpenAccess

The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is recruiting peer reviewers for research articles submitted to the journal. JIL is a diamond/platinum open access journal dedicated to publishing research across many areas of information literacy, including higher education, schools, health care, employment and government. It publishes the work of academics and practitioners and, as such, relies on experts across many sectors to provide peer reviews. Our peer reviewers are the backbone of the journal, ensuring that submissions undergo two rigorous, fair and anonymous assessments. More information about the journal is available at About the Journal | Journal of Information Literacy (

Your role as a reviewer is to provide supportive, encouraging and constructive feedback about the research design, use of literature, contribution to the field of information literacy and writing quality of submissions that the editors deem worthy of peer review. Following JIL’s guidelines for peer review, you would then recommend one of the following for a manuscript:

  • Accept (or “Accept with minor revisions”)
  • Revisions required
  • Resubmit for review (i.e., “Major revisions required”)
  • Decline

By being a peer reviewer, you contribute professionally to the field of information literacy and support the operation of the journal. You also stay on the cutting edge of information literacy research and sharpen your critical appraisal skills and knowledge of research processes. You would be expected, on average, to conduct two reviews per 12-month period.

We welcome applications from new and experienced researchers and practitioners of information literacy from around the world (i.e., not just a UK focus). Good experience for being a reviewer includes, but is not limited to, being up to date with information literacy literature, having carried out research using specific methodologies, having presented or trained on information literacy topics or having been in a mentoring role. However, if you are unfamiliar with the peer review process and wish to learn more, we are happy to mentor and provide training to new reviewers. We actively encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

To apply, please complete this form indicating your interest in reviewing and qualifications 

If you have any questions, please send them to Meg Westbury, JIL Managing Editor, 

JIL adheres to the principles and guidelines of ethical peer reviewing outlined by the Committee on Publication ethics.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

CFP: EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2021 (October 26-29, 2021 - Online and Philadelphia)


Share Your Expertise and Insights with Us

October 26–29, 2021 | Philadelphia & Online 


The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference convenes the best thinking in higher education IT, and this October that means you!

This year’s event—in Philadelphia and online—is built upon the ideas, insights, and expertise of people like you. Presenting a content-rich session individually or as part of a team is a wonderful way to share your unique knowledge and lessons learned. Our community-generated program will showcase future directions, best practices, stories of successful collaborations, lessons learned, and solutions to community-wide issues within various program tracks.

Three key themes that run through the program tracks are the common goodresilience, and transformation—big-picture issues we are all currently tackling across higher education. A more refined topic list includes:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership and Future Workforce
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Student Engagement and Success
  • Innovation and Emerging Technologies
  • Higher-Performance Computing and Libraries
  • Infrastructure and Networking
  • Policy and Law

This is your chance to share your unique work, discoveries, and insights with peers to help higher ed chart its course in 2021 and beyond. Submit your proposal for an online or in-person session by May 10


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Call for Chapters: Building Our Own: Critiques, Narratives, and Practices from BIPOC Community College Workers in LIS

 Call for Chapters: 

Building Our Own: Critiques, Narratives, and Practices from BIPOC Community College Workers in LIS 

Detailed Description Link:

New submission date May 10, 2021 to

Submission requirements 

  • 300-500 words chapter proposal (including title) or full manuscript 2000-5000 words in .doc or .docx format.

  • Include in the same document author name(s), pronoun(s), and preferred contact information.

  • Submit all proposals to

Important Dates:

Deadline Submission for proposals: Monday, May 10, 2021

Notification of Acceptance: Friday, May 21, 2021

First Draft Submission Deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021

  • 2,000 – 5,000 words in .doc or .docx format.

  • Submit all manuscripts to

  • Revisions/Editing: Monday, August 16, 2021 – October 2021

Submit all revised manuscripts to

Final Manuscript Submission: November 2021

Publication Date: 2022

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CFP: Practical Academic Librarianship (Open Access, Peer-reviewed Journal)

Want to write about a current project? Have something to share with other academic librarians? Interested in seeing your name in print? We would like to hear from you!

The open access, peer-reviewed journal Practical Academic Librarianship (PAL) is seeking articles for the next issue of its online publication. Published since 2011, PAL welcomes any topic related to academic libraries or affiliated institutions including centers, institutes, specialized collections, and special units within or related to academic units. Whether you’re working in reference services, collection development, liaison and outreach services, management and administration, archives, etc., we want to see your research.

Submission deadlines are rolling and articles are accepted throughout the year.

Want more information about PAL? Check out the website, which includes full-text articles from past issues, at

Interested in submitting to PAL? Just register with the journal prior to submitting, login, and begin the simple five-step process.

Questions? Reach out to Dr. Stacey Greenwell and Jennifer Bartlett at

Monday, April 12, 2021

CFP: 2021 Access Services Conference (Atlanta, Georgia - November 17th & 18th, 2021) @ASC_ATL


2021 Call for Proposals

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2021, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.

This year’s event will be held at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, GA from November 17-18, 2021.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Service in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest.

We invite program proposals until 5pm, April 30, 2021. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions. Posters will be presented in a dedicated poster session. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:
  • Anti-racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts
  • Customer Service Circulation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Consortia Agreements
  • Electronic Resources and Access Services
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Reserves
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • Security
  • Space Management
  • Stacks Maintenance
  • Student Worker Management
  • Current Technology for Access Service Enhancement
  • COVID-19 Response

Presenters received up to 2 discounted registrations. Poster presenters will receive 1 discounted registration.

Session and poster proposals will be blind-reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by May 17, 2021.

Please direct any questions to Viki Timian :

Vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the Access Services Conference please contact Krista Higham:

Submission Form

We are using a new abstract management system to collect proposals this year and have discovered a few issues.

You will not receive an immediate confirmation email for submitting a proposal. We will try to send those confirmations as soon as possible. We have day jobs, so please be patient.
Please check your junk/spam folders periodically for any updates. You can search for karenglover@accessservicesinlibraries or Eventleaf.

Direct any other issues with the abstract tool to General questions about proposals should be directed to

Friday, April 09, 2021

Call for Submissions: PRIMO - Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online

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 2021*** 
Nominations:  April 26 2021 
Submissions:  May 10 2021


Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, 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 rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Eloise Stevens at and Rachel Cooke 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.

Eloise & Rachel
Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee 

Eloise Stevens

Arts & Humanities Librarian

Bucknell University

All pronouns

Rachel Cooke

Librarian for Education & the Arts
Florida Gulf Coast University


Wednesday, April 07, 2021

CFP: Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers

Call for Proposals
Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and Resilience in
Undergraduate Researchers

Edited by Lisa Corwin (UC Boulder) and Lou Charkourdian (Haverford College)
with Jen Heemstra (Emory University)

Published by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The CUR publication Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and
Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers is envisioned as a compilation of
approaches to addressing failure during undergraduate research for students,
mentors, and administrators. The publication aims to provide encouragement,
lessons learned, and effective methods for addressing failure during research
for undergraduate research students and mentors that can be applied to
individual situations. A range of disciplines and institutional types is
expected to be represented, as well as diversity of authors and student
populations covered. The editors welcome submissions related to both
traditional undergraduate research experiences and course-based undergraduate
research experiences (CUREs).

The editors invite 300-word proposals for case studies that might pertain to
one or more of the following areas:

  • Approaches that can assist populations of students that may need additional support such as first-generation students, community college students, and underrepresented students, including those that may include issues of privilege
  • Approaches that suggest a negative experience can translate into a positive one (e.g., a failure in one line of inquiry can lead to a new, more productive line of inquiry)
  • Approaches that address ways for mentoring through failure for students and mentors
  • Approaches that address mental health issues for students and mentors who have experienced failure
  • Techniques that can be used in the classroom or research setting to discuss issues of failure and build confidence and resilience in undergraduate researchers
  • Approaches that support development of mind-sets and attitudes that proactively prepare students to confront and cope with research failures
  • Descriptions of institutional structures or resources that help students navigate research failures

The editors welcome proposals for similar topics that are not specifically
listed here.

Submission details. Please submit proposals by May 1, 2021, to
The editors will review the proposals and contact authors by May 28, 2021.
Questions? Contact the editors at

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Call for Chapters: Cases on Innovative and Successful Uses of Digital Resources For Online Learning


Call for Chapters: Cases on Innovative and Successful Uses of Digital Resources For Online Learning

Propose a Chapter

Pamela Sullivan, James Madison University, United States
Brian Sullivan, James Madison University, United States
Jessica Lantz, James Madison University, United States

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 5, 2021
Full Chapters Due: September 2, 2021
Submission Date: September 2, 2021

This text will be a resource for students, teachers, researchers, and stake holders in the field of education. The goal of this text is to evaluate and describe successful initiatives in remote and hybrid learning during the pandemic disruption to traditional schooling for early childhood through college and job training levels. Digital technologies promote project-based learning and facilitate engagement in the curriculum. However, previous studies of technology integration have shown that it is most effective when integrated into an existing curricular purpose and utilized within a strong conceptual framework of combined academic and technological goals. During the pandemic disruption, remote and hybrid tools were adopted rapidly and often without the benefit of such careful utilization. This text provides an opportunity to conduct that careful consideration in the past tense, looking at what worked during the disruption so that successful practices may be considered for the future. The case studies contained within this text will provide an opportunity for scholars, teachers, and stake holders in education to examine and learn from examples of successful instruction utilizing digital tools for remote and hybrid learning.

Education at all levels will continue to be dominated by technology for the foreseeable future. The rush to respond to the health concerns of the pandemic led to a mass adoption of online learning tools, without the careful consideration and placement within a conceptual framework that would have occurred prior to adoption in best practices scenarios. As the education field reflects and moves forward, this text can help by highlighting cases in remote or hybrid learning that were successful, despite the rushed nature of the change. We hope this text becomes a resource for teachers, policy makers, stake holders in education, researchers, and students of pedagogy.

Target Audience
Teachers will use this book to discover and reflect upon new or innovative pedagogical techniques. University faculty will be able to use this book to demonstrate possible teaching techniques or to facilitate critical thinking about reflective practice. Researchers will utilize this book to gain insights into methodology by which the digital technologies may be reviewed or evaluated.

Recommended Topics
1. Augmented reality and visualization in comprehension strategy instruction. 2. Home school connections in the digital age. 3. Multimodal texts in the classroom. 4. Vocabulary development with digital technology. 5. Writing skills with digital technology. 6. Picture books aligned with digital tasks for early literacy classrooms. 7. Comprehension strategies with online texts. 8. A comparison of traditional and online spelling tasks. 9. Assessment of early childhood academic skills with digital technologies. 10. Online games as literacy skill building techniques. 11. Study skills with digital technologies. 12. Fluency practice as a technology task. 13. Responsible digital technology explorations with preservice teachers. 14. Comparisons of learning with different math online tools. 15. Successful migration of instruction onto Zoom. 16. Prioritizing equity and inclusion in remote learning

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 5, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 19, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 2, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Cases on Innovative and Successful Uses of Digital Resources For Online Learning. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates
  • May 5, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • May 19, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
  • September 2, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
  • October 31, 2021: Review Results Returned
  • December 12, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
  • December 26, 2021: Final Chapter Submission

  • Pamela Sullivan James Madison University 
  • Brian Sullivan James Madison University 
  • Jessica Lantz James Madison University

Friday, April 02, 2021

CFP: OLC Accelerate 2021 (virtual Sept. 20-24, in-person Oct. 5-8) - Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is seeking proposals for its Accelerate 2021 meeting. Themed "An Odyssey into the Future of Online, Digital, and Blended Learning", the event is currently scheduled to take place in a hybrid format, with the virtual portion occurring September 20-24 (Monday-Friday), and the in-person sessions lasting October 5-8 (Tuesday-Friday) in Washington, D.C.

The Online Learning Consortium Program Committee is looking for proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice - promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and digital teaching and learning.?

Session tracks:

* Access, Equity, and Open Education
* Blended Learning
* Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
* Instructional Design
* Leadership and Institutional Strategies
* Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
* Technology and Future Trends

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 19, at 10:59 PM CDT. More information, including the link for submitting proposals, is available at

Michigan Library Association 2021 Conference (Online - October 13-14, 2021)

Conference URL:

Conference CFP URL:

MLA 2021 Annual Conference - Call for Proposals
The MLA 2021 Annual Conference work group is seeking proposals for breakout programs and Lightning Talks for the MLA 2021 Annual Conference which will be held virtually via Hopin on October 13-14, 2021.

This has been a year of expedited growth and innovation. It has been a year of strength and resiliency. It has been a year of social distanced community collaboration. You’ve been spearheading new initiatives, discovering new ways to reach your patrons and students, and striving to improve your professional skills.

We want to hear all about it, and about how your ideas are going to drive Michigan’s libraries and library professionals into the future!

Visit us on the web for complete details or download the Breakout Session Proposal Requirements (pdf) or the Lightning Talk Proposal Requirements (pdf) to learn more about submitting a proposal.

Submissions for Breakout Programs are welcome through Friday, May 21, 2021. Submissions for Lightning Talks are due Friday, August 6, 2021.