Wednesday, March 23, 2022

CFP: Case Studies of Social Justice in South Asian Library and Information Science - The Serials Librarian @tandfonline

Special Issue title: “Case Studies of Social Justice in South Asian Library and Information Science” for The Serials Librarian (URL: to be tentatively published in November 2022.   


Editors: Drs. Bharat Mehra <> and Mohamed Taher <>.  

Subject Field: Social Justice in Library and information Science.  

Sub-fields: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility. Focus on themes related to the work culture, theory, practice, services, resources, social capital, end-users, etc. in your case study environment from South Asia.  


Context of the Case Study: Social justice and inclusion advocacy has emerged as a strong force of mobilizing progressive changes in the 21stcentury. The library and information science (LIS) professions are embracing social justice ideals of fairness, justice, equity/equality, change agency, empowerment, and community development via information-related work with and for underserved populations, including those considered on the margins of society. However, even in the contemporary age of internationalism and globalization, Anglo/Eurocentricity in LIS pervades, with some recent progress in representing positive initiatives that might provide a fuller and balanced perspective of the richness of the professions from around the world (especially from non-western nations).   


This special issue will include case studies of social justice in South Asian LIS that capture the nuances of local context, unrepresented voices, and empowering efforts to overcome marginalizing experiences (each article will be 3000-4000 words, excluding references). Articles will include the participatory (and engaging) aspects of documenting live facts. The focus of this collection is on manuscripts from South Asian LIS professionals, including librarians, managers, directors, administrators, leaders, educators, and others working in various types of information settings. In addition, we are also including work by South Asians in the diaspora and others working on South Asian concerns in LIS from around the world.   


We are adopting the geographic scope of the region identified by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation to include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.   


Expectations: Manuscripts reporting on your case study based on a template with case study questions to structure your paper especially designed for this special issue to guide you in the process. Submit your abstract and we will send the template once your proposal is accepted.   


Important Deadlines:  

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022. Please submit the following information:  

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s).     
  • Proposed title of the article.   
  • Proposed abstract of the article (no more than 500-word).    
  • Brief biographical information of all author(s).   
  • Contact information, including email, of all author(s)   


Full Chapters Due: July 1, 2022:   

Acceptance Notice: July 15, 2022  

Complete review and finalize articles. September 30, 2202  

Tentative publication date : November 30, 2022  


Submissions or enquiries should be made by email to the editors,   

Dr. Bharat Mehra <> and Dr. Mohamed Taher <>  

Monday, March 21, 2022

CFP: Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation Annual Conference - September 30, 2022 (Marquette, Michigan)

 Call for presentations and posters at the UPRLC Annual Conference!

We’re excited to be Together Again 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 Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation 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

This year’s conference will be held in Marquette, on September 30, 2022, at the Peter White Public Library.

About the UPRLC -

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Call for Evidence Summary Writers - Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal

EBLIP seeks to add five writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence summaries are critical appraisal syntheses, which provide analysis regarding the validity and reliability of the methodology used in an original research article. As such, they are a key component of EBLIP to aid readers in making informed decisions in their local practice. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two-year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, and resume/CV as a single PDF file to Heather MacDonald (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) at by April 30. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary.

*Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practiceis a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing and critically appraising library-related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.

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 Evidence Based Library and Information Practiceweb site ( for further information about the journal.

Monday, March 14, 2022

CFP: Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions

Contribute a chapter to the Open Access book "Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions"

Register here to participate:

About the Book:
The book “Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions,” will focus on the key challenges underlined by the United Nations during the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030). The authors will introduce the studies combined with four fields crucial for older people, their families, and communities: combatting ageism, age-friendly environments, integrated care, and long-term care. The volume also intends to cover issues linked to the global, national, regional, and local implementation of age-specific and intergenerational solutions, initiatives, and programs towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The collection will contain papers representing research and practical recommendations from various disciplines such as demography, critical studies, the economics of ageing, educational gerontology, geropsychology, gerontechnology, geographical gerontology, longevity studies, public health, social work, and sociology. This volume will be an asset to academic and professional communities interested in theories of ageing as well as public services and ageing policies. In addition, the book aims to help students, practitioners, and people working in government, business, and nonprofit organizations.

Selected Topics and Keywords:
  • Combatting Ageism: abuse and neglect, active ageing, age bias, age discrimination, age inclusivity, age norms, age segregation, age stereotypes, age studies, ageism, digital divide, frame analysis, frauds, human rights, intergenerational programs, intersectionality, labour market, legal issues, mass media, older workers, prejudice, self-ageism, social identity, social isolation, socialization, stereotypes, terror management theory, violence, vulnerability
  • Age-Friendly Environments: age-friendly cities and communities, age-friendly environments, ageing in place, architecture, built environment, civic participation, communication and information, community support, dementia-friendly initiatives, design, health promotion, housing, neighborhoods, outdoor spaces, physical environment, public buildings, quality of life, rural development, social environment, social inclusion, social participation, transportation, urban development, villages, smart cities
  • Integrated Care: accountability, care coordination, care delivery models, care networks, chronic disease, chronic illness, collaboration, community care, complex interventions, cost-effectiveness, data integration, delivery of health care, digital health, disease management, e-health, health and social care, health care economics, health policy, health services, health systems, mobile sensors and wearables, older adults, older people, older populations, person-centred care, personal care, primary care, quality of care
  • Long-Term Care: activities of daily living, Alzheimer's disease, assisted living, caregivers, coronavirus, COVID-19, dementia, disability, end-of-life care, family care, geriatrics, home care services, loneliness, long-term care, medication safety, nursing homes, residential care, transitional care, welfare state
  • Ageing and Sustainable Development Goals: climate change, consumption, decent work, economic growth, ecosystems, education, employment, empowerment, food security, gender equality, good governance, health, hunger, industrialization, inequality, innovation, lifelong learning, modern energy, partnerships for development, poverty, production, resilient infrastructure, society for all ages, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, water and sanitation, well-being
  • Variety of Perspectives on Ageing: applied gerontology, climate gerontology, critical gerontology, demography, economics of ageing, educational gerontology, environmental gerontology, financial gerontology, geographical gerontology, gerontechnology, jurisprudential gerontology, longevity studies, participatory research, political gerontology, psychological gerontology, public health, public policy on ageing, qualitative studies, quantitative studies, social gerontology, social work, sociology of ageing

Submission Deadlines:
- Approved chapters written in full and submitted
Deadline for full chapters: June 04, 2022
- Full chapters peer reviewed
Review results due: August 03, 2022
- Book compiled, published and promoted
Expected publication date: October 22, 2022

Best regards,
::: Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD
::: tel.: +48 506 567 665
::: assistant professor, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
::: editorial secretary of the Journal of Public Policy Studies

Call for Reviews Editor - Journal of Web Librarianship

The Journal of Web Librarianship, an international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Taylor & Francis, is seeking a Reviews Editor to join the journal’s editorial team. The JWL publishes four issues each year and features original research, practical communications, and publication reviews in the field of web-based librarianship. To view The JWL’s online content and additional information about The JWL, visit

The Reviews Editor is responsible for the journal’s Reviews section, which has focused on book reviews, but could be expanded to include other types of reviews as appropriate. In consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, the Reviews Editor sets direction for the Reviews section, identifies materials for review, corresponds with publishers and reviewers, recruits reviewers, assigns reviews to reviewers, and edits reviews prior to publication.

The JWL editors are volunteers and work remotely from anywhere in the world. The Reviews Editor’s term is anticipated to begin in May-June 2022; the length of term will be determined by the successful candidate and the Editor-in-Chief. The outgoing Reviews Editor will provide training.

The position will be a good fit for you if you have:
  • Interest in scholarly publishing and web-based librarianship topics.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience of copyediting.
  • Ability to encourage and coach peers.
  • Collaborative and flexible working style; willingness to receive and provide feedback.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in working practices and scholarly publication.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to: Graham Sherriff, Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, April 4, 2022.

In your cover letter, please describe:
  • Your interest in the position and relevant experiences or qualifications.
  • Your thoughts about how to coach others in their writing.
  • Your thoughts about strategic direction for a reviews section, possibly including incorporating ebooks into the review process.
Graham Sherriff
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Web Librarianship

Friday, March 11, 2022

CFP: ArLiSNAP Blog Call for Post Writers #ArtLibrarianship #ArtLibrary

The Blog Editors of Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) would like to invite guest writers to contribute to our blog: 

This writing opportunity is open to all! We welcome posts from art information paraprofessionals, professionals, students, and prospective art librarians! This could include anyone working with  visual and performing arts, new media, and other arts-related collections. We also welcome posts from people who started their careers in librarianship and/or art information but have moved on to other arts-adjacent fields.

Choose from one of our suggested themes below, or propose a topic of your own! You do not need to have any previous writing experience. We will work with you to edit your work.

Please send an email to expressing your interest and proposed topic.

Suggested themes:

  • Review a conference or seminar (including virtual webinars and other online experiences)

  • Highlight your experiences transitioning from a student to a new professional

  • Share an interesting read about librarianship or another information services-adjacent topic

  • What are you working on? Share the process of a professional project or your personal art, music, writing, etc.

  • Discuss an internship, fellowship, or first-year librarian experience

Thursday, March 10, 2022

CFP: Academic BRASS Newsletter Spring 2022 Issue

Have something to share with other business librarians? Interested in seeing your name in print? Want to add another line to your CV?

The Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee of BRASS is seeking articles for the next issue of its online publication Academic BRASS. Academic BRASS is a newsletter--not a journal--that publishes issue-based articles and information for the general and educational interest of BRASS members and academic business librarians. feature articles can extend to 1000 words or more, but a more typical length is 500-800 words. Deadline for submissions for the upcoming issue is April 22, 2022.

Topics of interest to the editors are those dealing with business librarianship, such as resources, liaison and outreach activities, strategies, and instruction. Reviews of books, databases, and web sites are welcome as well. For more information, please visit the publication about page (

All articles are subject to editing for length, style, and content. The newsletter follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition for all matters of style and citation. Authors whose articles include references to print or Internet resources are urged to observe the conventions set forth in that publication and on the APA web site (

For access to the full text articles of past issues of Academic BRASS, see

Please send article proposals or submissions to both of the editors, Wendy Pothier and LuMarie Guth If you have any questions, please query the editors.

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Call for reviews: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is seeking reviews of databases, websites, books and/or data sets, for publication in future issues.

Want to be an author but not quite ready to dive into a full study or original manuscript? Write reviews of business research databases, books, data sets, or web sites! Examples of recent reviews include Simmons Insights and Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: A Guide For Librarians, Students, and Researchers, 4th Edition.

If you are interested in writing a review, please reach out to us to brainstorm opportunities for getting involved in this corner of the scholarly communications world:

Book reviews: contact Phebe Dickson at

Database, dataset, and website reviews: contact Lauren Reiter at

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering topics related to business information and business researchers.

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

CFP: 2022 Research Poster Session - ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section at ALA Annual (July 2022 - Washington, DC)

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 

2022 Research Poster Session: Call for Proposals 

The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2022 WGSS Research Poster Session, which will be held on Saturday, June 25th, as part of the ALA Annual Conference, from June 23-28, 2022.  

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome.  


This year we are particularly encouraging posters related to the theme of the WGSS program: Classification and Justice: Unfinished Work in Resource Description. See the bottom of this email for the full program description.  


The deadline for submitting an application for the poster session is March 30th, 2022. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in April if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. 

Start your application process now at  

You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.  

Jennifer Gilley

Chair, Research Committee 

Women and Gender Studies Section 


Thursday, March 03, 2022

Call for Submissions: 2022 PR Xchange Awards Competition- deadline- April 15, 2022

 Call for Submissions2022 PR Xchange Awards Competition

​sponsored by the Awards and Scholarships Subcommittee of Core, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) 


Submission form 


​Updated FAQ (for 2022):


Deadline: April 15, 2022

After a year-long hiatus, we’re very excited to announce the call for the 2022 PR Xchange Awards Competition! Libraries everywhere are producing creative and engaging promotional materials: newsletters, program announcements, annual reports, advocacy materials, fundraising messages, reading celebrations, and much more. Now is the time to receive recognition for your library’s dedicated and thoughtful work. The call for submissions for the 2022 PR Xchange Awards competition is now live!


About the PR Xchange Awards Competition

The 2022 PR Xchange Awards Competition recognizes the very best promotional materials produced by libraries in the past year. The PR Xchange Awards Competition is sponsored by Core, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The PR Xchange Awards Competition is overseen by the PR Xchange Committee.


Selection Criteria

This year’s competition will recognize original materials produced during the 2020 and 2021 calendar years.  Please note that this competition assesses a library's individual promotional materials, not an entire marketing campaign. Entries are evaluated based on content, design, and originality. They are judged by a team of experts in marketing, public relations, graphic design, and communications, who select the winner(s) in each category. Library web sites are ineligible. Please read the F.A.Q. for more information on the types of submissions we accept.

This year we will only accept digital submissions If your promotional material is in print, please scan and send as a digital file. Please do not mail any printed submissions.



​Winners will be notified in early May 2022. Winning entries will be on display during the PR Xchange Event during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The PR Xchange Award co-chairs will contact all those who submitted an entry.  Awards will be presented to the winners at the PR Xchange Awards ceremony following the PR Xchange Event in the same space. Award winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend.


​About the PR Xchange Event at ALA Annual

​The PR Xchange is a drop-in style event at the ALA Annual Conference. It will be held on Sunday June 26, 2022  at the ALA Conference Exhibit Hall, Special Events Area in Washington, DC. Attendees are invited to view and take free copies of award-winning promotional materials from the juried PR Xchange awards, as well as promotional materials from libraries across North America. Attendees can learn how to improve their own promotional materials by talking with PR Xchange award winners, John Cotton Dana Award Winners, and other invited library marketing experts. Each year, we invite a variety of library marketing experts, John Cotton Dana Awards winners, and library marketing authors to join our event for conversation and exchange of ideas.


The PR Xchange Event and the PR Xchange Awards Competition are both coordinated by the PR Xchange Committee, and sponsored by the Awards and Scholarships subcommittee of Core.


​Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

​Best of luck to all participants!


​Mark Aaron Polger and Naomi Gold, co-chairs

​2022 PR Xchange Awards Competition

​PR Xchange Committee

Awards and Scholarships Subcommittee

Core, a division of the ​American Library Association (ALA)​