Monday, May 24, 2021

CFP: The Christian Librarian (TCL) - open-access publication of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL)

 As many librarians teach, and some have taught for quite some time, many of us have learned the ins and outs of teaching the hard way: by making mistakes and by learning what is terrible and what works great.  The Christian Librarian (TCL) is an open-access publication of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL).  TCL will be doing a forum in its Fall 2021 issue on teaching.  This forum will be asking for short (approximately 500-1000 words) descriptions or narratives of what worked for you, as a librarian, when it comes to teaching.  Did you have an “aha” moment in your teaching experience that might be helpful for others?  Please consider sharing it in TCL’s forum.  Did you discover a great tool that changed how you teach?  Please share your narrative with other librarians through TCL’s forum.  Is there a resource that impacted how you understood your role as a teacher?  Again, please share your experiences so that other librarians can learn.

TCL is an open-access publication ( of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL).  While the focus of ACL is Christian Librarians, we would like to learn from everyone regarding how to better teach and instruct students.  This forum is open to anyone desiring to share a brief (500-1000 words) statement regarding what they have learned through their teaching experiences.

Please consider sharing your thoughts with TCL.  Any questions in relation to this teaching forum (TCL’s Fall 2021 forum) can be addressed to:  TCL’s author guidelines (including submission information) are available at: (please note that abstracts are *not* needed for the forum).

The submission deadline for TCL’s form on teaching is October 1st, 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to inquire at

Call for Chapters: Cultural Humility in Libraries (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

We are co-editors for an upcoming book tentatively titled, “Cultural Humility in Libraries” from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. We are seeking chapter authors for the book and would like to invite you to share your work in this area.

Cultural humility is a process of self-reflection. This book will provide a discussion of the "sense" of cultural humility in regard to awareness, consciousness, observation, perception, and recognition. Using the backdrop of impactful issues related to the “isms” (racism, sexism, ableism, etc.), health literacy, bias, power dynamics, and more, the book will attempt to unpack the concept and convey the challenges libraries and librarians face when attempting to create culturally humble environments for staff and patrons.

This volume is a call to action for readers to look inward to assess the role and impact of cultural humility in their own lives. Specifically, readers are encouraged to deliberately reflect and think critically about how their thoughts, words, and actions impact the people around them. 


Each chapter should be no more than 9-10 double-spaced pages; Times New Roman, 12pt font; Citations in APA style. Authors are encouraged to include tables, graphs, case studies, images, and citations when appropriate.


Part I: What is Cultural Humility?

Section 1 will explore the historical perspective of cultural humility as well as the importance and relevance of the role it has played in healthcare.


Chapter 1:   Historical Perspective

Chapter 2:   Cultural Humility, Cultural Competence, & More: What’s the Difference? 

Chapter 3:   Role of Cultural Humility in Health Care

Chapter 4:   Health Literacy: Bridging the Gap 


Part II: Applications in Libraries

Section 2 will feature lessons learned, practical strategies, development opportunities, and challenges faced when integrating cultural humility in library settings. 


Chapter 5:  Overview of Cultural Humility Literature and Research

Chapter 6:  Exploring Identities to Improve Library Practice 

Chapter 7:  Strategies for Increasing Humility

Chapter 8:  Building Connections, Crucial Conversations & Cross-Cultural Relationships 

Chapter 9:  Humble Leadership [Sample Chapter]

Chapter 10: Professional Development & Training


Part III: Voices from the Field

Section 3 will unpack the application of cultural humility through the eyes of information professionals who will share their stories of what cultural humility has meant in their lives, how they have applied it in their work, and what challenges they have faced in doing so.


Chapter 11: Power & Privilege

Chapter 12: Race or Class and Medicine

Chapter 13: Antiracism

Chapter 14: Health Disparities

Chapter 15: LGBTQ+ Health

Chapter 16: Trans Inclusivity

Chapter 17: Refugee Health

Chapter 18: Native/indigenous Health

Chapter 19: Rural/Urban Health

Chapter 20: Accessibility & Disability

Tentative Timeline


June 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Authors write their chapters


February 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022 

Editors edit chapters


May 1 – July 31, 2022 

Final edits between editors and authors


If you're interested in contributing to this work, please complete the Proposed Chapter Submission Form at  by July 1, 2021.


Acceptance of your submission proposal will be contingent upon approval of our book going to contract.  


We hope that you will consider sharing your stories, experiences, and wisdom for the book. 


Thanks in advance for considering this invitation!


Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIP

Director of Libraries & Professor

Medical University of South Carolina

843-792-8839 |


Beverly Murphy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management

Hospital Nursing Liaison, Duke Health System

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives


Friday, May 21, 2021

Call for Proposals and Posters: ACRL/NY 2021 Symposium on Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid (December 2nd & 3rd, 2021)

Call for Proposals and Posters.

ACRL/NY Symposium on Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid

Submit your proposal for a presentation or poster:

December 2, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm & December 3, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm

We hope to be back face-to-face in 2022 for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium. However, in 2021 we will be presenting a virtual event in December of this year on two half days, focused on collegiality, morale, and mutual aid among academic library workers. We will discuss library procedures before March of 2020 and after, and what have we learned from the pandemic. How will this change procedures going forward?

How do our relationships, partnerships, teams, and organizations function in support of colleagues, patrons, and communities? What initiatives and workflows provide structural support for accomplishing our goals? We seek proposals for presentations and panels about the ways we work together, support each other, and develop as librarians and library workers.

Potential perspectives include but are not limited to:

  • Diversity: Facilitating the participation of individuals with the widest range of backgrounds and capabilities in decision making and programming, mentoring, collegial relationships, and other supports for a thriving, diverse workforce
  • Equity: Determining how the demands of the organization during the pandemic have fallen unevenly on staff, some part-time staff, and clerical workers who have been working more and more on the front lines
  • Engagement: Enhancing people's active investment in the collaborative and individual endeavors of their colleagues
  • Cross-pollination: Discovering and inventing new modes of collaboration across traditional boundaries; gathering colleagues with a shared vision to support the populations we serve
  • Mutual aid: Engaging in reciprocal exchange of resources and services to support collective needs and the well being of our communities.
  • Staff development: Developing various forms of professional training that can contribute to creating a more collaborative working environment that supports all library users and communities

Format: The ACRL/NY Symposium on Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid will be held virtually.

We are seeking proposals to fill 60-minute (50-minute presentation; 10 minutes Q&A) and 30-minute (20-minute presentation; 10 minute Q&A) slots, with 10-minute lightning round slots for posters. We are open to a mixture of presentation types and formats.

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length. Proposals must be submitted by June 26th­.

Submit your proposal for a presentation or poster:

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

Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Research Articles) - Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

 Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Research Articles)


Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer reviewed open access journal published since 2006, seeks to fill a position of Associate Editor (Research Articles). The successful candidate will be expected to begin their role by September 2021 and serve a three-year term (with possibility of renewal). This person will share the workload with a second Associate Editor.


The Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Research Articles section (this includes assignment of peer reviewers, monitoring the peer review process, communicating with authors and peer reviewers, providing editing guidance to authors, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made, making acceptance decisions, and communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected).
  • Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.
  • Attending Editorial Team meetings via Zoom on a quarterly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.
  • Ensuring that all deadlines are met.
  • Communicating with potential authors and responding to queries.


For more information about research articles and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see:


The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be well-versed in evidence based practice and research methods. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 15+ hours per month.


Interested persons should send a resume/CV and cover letter indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role to Ann Medaille, Editor-in-Chief, at by July 16, 2021. The resume/CV and cover letter should be sent as a single PDF file. The current Associate Editors (Research Articles) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Erin Owens ( and Lisl Zach (


**Please note that EBLIP is a non-profit, open access journal, and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.


About the journal: Published quarterly and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice enables librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner. Please visit the EBLIP web site ( for further information about the journal.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

CFP: C&RL special issue examining the one-shot (College & Research Libraries) #LibraryInstruction #Instruction

A Call for Proposals in C&RL is now open for a special issue examining the one-shot. Find the opening guest editorial, The Contested One-Shot: Deconstructing Power Structures to Imagine New Futures, here followed by the CFP with deadline of July 1.

Special Issue & CFP URL:

New Timeline:

  • July 1, 2021: CFP deadline
  • July 2021: Authors selected and notified, given choice between developmental / open or traditional peer-review
  • December 15, 2021: Author first drafts due
  • July 1, 2022: Final manuscripts due
  • September 2022: Publication

Call for Proposals

C&RL is seeking proposals for a special issue on library instruction and the one-shot. This guest editorial provided context surrounding these conversations, and this special issue will offer a platform to continue the discussion. Agreement, disagreement, and anything in between are welcomed and encouraged. Goals of this issue include to advance understanding of the pedagogy of one-shots, our relationships with campus, instruction program structures, impact on EDI, and libraries’ own internal functioning. The hope for this issue is to get a variety of perspectives.

Proposal submissions may include but are not limited to:

  • How one-shots help or hinder our campus-wide instruction efforts
  • How pedagogy is affected by one-shot models, with focus on learning models, educational theory, or critical pedagogy
  • Burnout, turnover, and low morale of instruction librarians engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • Burnout, turnover, and low morale related to tenure and retention for BIPOC librarians and others from marginalized groups engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • One-shots as white supremacy or faux-neutrality
  • The effects of expectations for positivist teaching approaches in one-shots that erase or leave out other ways of knowing (such as Indigenous research practices)
  • How one-shots fit into relational and care work-based instruction programs
  • One-shots’ impact on instruction as feminized labor
  • Other labor-related or critical models that speak to the impact of one-shots
  • Assessment, measurement, and analytics in terms of the one-shot
  • Dreaming and imagination: where do we go, what is ideal? (Submissions in this category can be less formal, and creative or exploratory.)

Approaches to exploring these topics can take multiple approaches, such as theoretical, practical, qualitative, quantitative, philosophical, and other ways of knowing. Manuscripts (~3,000-6,000 words) will go through a peer-review process. C&RL uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. See more on author guidelines here:

Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), contact information, and affiliation
  • Tentative title or focus
  • A proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words

Please submit proposals through this form ( by July 1, 2021. Contact the guest editor, Nicole Pagowsky, with any questions at Also please contact Nicole if you have expertise in any of these areas and would like to be a peer-reviewer for this special issue, regardless of if you submit a proposal or not.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

New England Library Association - 2021 Conference (virtual and in-person events in Fall 2021) #NELA2021

New England Library Association - 2021 Conference (virtual and in-person events in Fall 2021)


The New England Library Association has a unique structure for its annual conference this year, and is seeking proposals for thought provoking workshops. This year will feature three virtual days that are centered around the broad themes of Advocacy, Diversity, and Leadership, respectively. There is a fourth IN-PERSON (!!!!) event at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA as well. Please consider submitting a proposal. The deadline for submission is May 31.

What a year 2020 has been!  As we enter 2021, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it became clear to us that we were going to have to think outside the box for the NELA 2021 conference experience again.  With this in mind, we are putting together a 2021 conference playbook for New England librarians.  Choose the adventure that works for you!  We are planning three specifically themed virtual events, with the ultimate ending goal of a sized down, single day in-person event at Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA.
Program Proposals Needed
~Program Proposal Deadline is May 31st~


You're probably thinking, this is great!  Tell me more!


Virtual Conference Details
Dates & Themes
September 1st - Advocacy
September 14th - Diversity
October 1st - Leadership/Management
Registration Fees
NELA Member - $20 per event or $50 for ALL three!
Non-NELA Member - $40 per event or $110 for ALL three!
In-Person Conference Details
Date & Location
October 18th - Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Registration Fees
NELA Member - $95
Non-NELA Member - $145
What will our in-person look like this year?
This will be a scaled back one-day event.  Current capacity restrictions at Holy Cross limit our event to 100 total people, including attendees, speakers, and vendors.  We hope that this limit will be increased by October.  Given the current limitations, we are limiting in-person sessions to one speaker only at this time.
What will happen if there is another COVID surge in the fall?
We want to be fully transparent and admit that we don't have a crystal ball, and there is a possibility that we will have to cancel this event.  If that happens, it will be changed to a virtual event, and the registration fees will be changed to match our virtual ticket prices.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

CFP: Amigos Library Services’ Adventures in Archives (online conference - August 11, 2021)

 Amigos Library Services’ Adventures in Archives online conference call for proposals is open to all!

Archivists, Preservationists, Genealogists and Local historians are engaged every day in the real work of documenting and revealing our past. This work - which is art and science requires great attention to detail, planning and commitment to the voices of the past. It demands endless technologies and continued funding. The breadth and depth of this work is evident in evolving physical and digital spaces. The contributions and impact of this work are immeasurable. It is a footprint that belongs to all of us.

Join us August 11, 2021, for Adventures in Archives - Where are we going and where have we been in preservation, digitization and local history. Throughout this day, a variety of peers and experts will explore the process, planning, progression and directions taken by librarians engaged in documenting history today. Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!


Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference. Suggested topic areas in libraries include but are not limited to:

·         Archival

·         Cataloging Archival and Special Collections Materials

·         Preservation Planning

·         Special Collections Projects

·         Local or Regional History

·         Museums and Exhibits

·         Genealogy

·         Digitization Projects and Partnerships


Please submit your proposal by June 15, 2021 at us your story and share what registrants can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers. 

  • We like to see descriptions of 100 words or less.
  • Your proposal must truly reflect the content of your program.
  • Proposals should spark our interest and pique our curiosity to learn more.
  • We value consistency and professionalism. We may contact you concerning edits to bring the best conference schedule forward.

To submit a proposal visit or for more information about this conference, contact Erin Gray, or (972) 340-2896.


Call for Chapters: Creators in the Academic Library (ACRL Book)

We are excited to invite chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, Creators in the Academic Library, with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2023.  

This edited volume seeks to increase the impact of academic libraries on creator communities by bringing together ideas for and approaches to their unique information needs. The book aims to include chapters that focus on any of a wide range of creators in disciplines such as engineering, architecture, design, creative writing, the arts, and more. By bringing together chapters on creators writ large, we hope to reveal shared commonalities of experience, practice, and information needs. Ultimately, this book will enable  librarians to develop more meaningful services for creators and more powerful connections with students in these fields.

Students who are studying to become creators exist and work in two distinct overlapping worlds: the academic world, where research leads to carefully constructed arguments, and the practitioner world, where research leads to embodied designs and creations. To succeed, student creators must master both research worlds, and libraries are positioned to enable their success.


If you have a case study, unique approach, or informed perspective to share in areas such as information literacy, outreach, service design, collections, or intellectual property for any kind of creator, please consider submitting a proposal!


Proposals are due by July 19, 2021. Find more details, including information about the book’s sections, example topics, and how to submit a proposal at


Please contact us at with any questions.

Proposal Guidelines:

  • Author names, job titles, and institutional affiliations
  • A working chapter title
  • An abstract up to 500 words


Submit your proposal here:



  • Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) by August 27, 2021
  • Completed chapters will be approximately 2,500 - 5,000 words in length excluding endnotes and bibliography.


  • First draft of chapters due December 3, 2021 
  • Feedback on first drafts returned by January 31, 2022
  • Final drafts due on March 30, 2022
  • Projected publication date: Fall 2022

Alex Watkins, Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder

Rebecca Kuglitsch, Team Lead for Branches & Services, University of Colorado Boulder

Contact us at:

Monday, May 17, 2021

CFP: ALA Annual 2021 CORE Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) - Deadline May 24th

 Proposals for ALA Annual CORE TSWEIG needed by Monday, May 24, 2021 - One week left!

The CORE Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) invites proposals for presentations or topics of discussion at CORE IG Virtual Summit at 2021 ALA Annual. The meeting will take place the week of July 26-30, 2021, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / 10-11am (PDT) / 12-1pm (CDT) /1-2pm (EDT)

TSWEIG's charge is to provide a forum to exchange information and discuss techniques in workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library resources. Possible presentation and discussion topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Streamlining workflows
  • Project management
  • Workflow collaboration between departments
  • Training personnel
  • Use of technology to improve workflows

Please submit your proposal by filling out this form by Monday, May 24, 2021 or so with notifications of selection-status for proposals going out early June. Proposals should not be sent in reply to this post.

Presentation or discussion proposals should include:

  • Title
  • A brief (300 words or less) summary of the topic
  • Amount of time needed to present or discuss topic
  • Name(s), position(s) title(s), and email address(es) of presenter(s)

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing form you!

Jesse & Sarah (TSWEIG Co-Chairs)

Link to form:


Jesse A Lambertson

Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

D'Angelo Law Library - University of Chicago


Sarah Cruz

Metadata Librarian

Georgia Institute of Technology Library 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CFP: Nonprofit Policy Forum (Open Access Journal)

The journal Nonprofit Policy Forum is pleased to welcome the submission of unsolicited manuscripts year-round. NPF publishes original, high-quality research and analysis from all scholarly disciplines and all parts of the world that address important public policy issues affecting nonprofits, philanthropy, and social enterprise.  A double-blind peer review process is used to select papers for publication. 

NPF is published quarterly by De Gruyter, Inc. in open access format and is fully available at  Open access is made possible by NPF’s generous institutional sponsors:  the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota; the Urban Institute; the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University; and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).  NPF’s editorial board consists of leading scholars from 20 different countries in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.  The journal is indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Science Citation Index (ESCI) and is searchable in the Web of Science Core Collection.


Articles published in NPF address a broad range of nonprofit public policy issues.  Subject areas include but are not limited to:  government funding, tax, and regulatory policies related to nonprofits and philanthropy; nonprofit advocacy and lobbying; other aspects of nonprofit-government relations; social enterprise and sector boundary issues; global/cross-national NGO issues; and developments in policy fields such as health care, social justice, the environment, education, and the arts that affect nonprofits. 


NPF invites research papers of 5,000-8,000 words as well as shorter special features such as policy briefs, commentaries, case studies, interviews, and book reviews.  Proposals for special issues are also welcome.  More detail on how to submit manuscripts to NPF is available on NPF’s website,


We are very pleased to become NPF’s co-editors-in-chief as of July 2021, and thank founding editor Dennis Young and managing editor Linda Serra for their excellent work in establishing a terrific foundation for NPF in its first decade of publication.


Alan Abramson, Mirae Kim, and Stefan Toepler



Very best, Stefan


Dr. Stefan Toepler 
Professor of Nonprofit Studies

Co-Editor, Nonprofit Policy Forum (starting summer 2021)

Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Code4Lib Journal Call for Papers (52nd Issue)

 The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.


We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 52nd issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 52nd issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid-September 2021, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, June 11, 2021.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.


C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and the challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website:


Remember, for consideration for the 52nd issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, June 11, 2021.  (Use if sending attachments.)


Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.


Mark Swenson, Coordinating Editor for Issue 52 

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee