Friday, April 29, 2022

CFP: Beyond the Numbers 2022 - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Call for Proposals Submission deadline: June 30, 2022

The Research Division hosts a free biennial conference to address the challenges of economic information. The event brings together experts to share their experiences at the frontier of economic data and information, discuss problems and potential solutions, and identify ways to improve access to and understanding of economic information.

The aim of this event is to provide librarians and other information professionals with the knowledge, competence, and enthusiasm to disseminate economic information expertise to their respective audiences.

For 2022, we are planning a return to an in-person conference. Visit the event webpage for more details.

Beyond the Numbers is coordinated by our Research Information Services staff. Contact the organizing committee at:

Call for Papers

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its biennial conference on economic information. This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them.

We encourage users, educators, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face. If you have attended before, consider presenting and sharing your expertise!
Possible topics include:

  • New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  • Managing data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  • Library instruction using economic data: case studies, best practices
  • Alternative and digital data: trends and developments in the use of non-traditional sources of data for economics research
  • Sources for economic data related to the pandemic
  • Accessing data via APIs and data clean up
  • Economic data visualization: best practices, tools, what to avoid
  • Open information for economics: sources, issues, trends, and developments
  • Finding hidden economic information (papers and data stored in institutional repositories)
  • Best practices for promoting the FAIR principles (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse)
  • Data ethics as part of data literacy: key concepts and principles, integration into data reference and instruction

Presentation types include:
  • Lightning talks: 5-7 minutes
  • Short sessions: 20 minutes
  • Sessions, Panels, Workshops: 45-minute full sessions (will consider up to 90 min max)

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain.

All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee

Please submit your proposals by Thursday, June 30, 2022, via email to

Please include the following information in your submission:
  • Title:
  • Presenter(s):
  • Presenter affiliation:
  • Presenter email(s):
  • Presentation type:
  • Abstract (250 words):

Gwen Gray
BTN 2022 Organizing Committee Member
Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian
University of Missouri Libraries
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Thursday, April 28, 2022

CFP: 2022 MI OER Virtual Summit - September 29-30, 2022 #OpenEducational Resources #OER

Michigan OER Network Website:

Proposal Form:

2022 MI OER Virtual Summit! Call for Proposals NOW OPEN!

September 29-30, 2022

Call for proposals for the 2022 MI OER Virtual Summit, to be held virtually on September 29 & 30, 2022, is now open.

This year's theme is "Looking Back, Looking Forward", so please submit proposals that speak to how your work in open education has been changed and transformed during the past two years and your plans for a re-imagined future.

The deadline for proposal submissions is May 16, 2022. We hope you consider presenting and stay tuned for the announcement of keynote speakers and registration (free) for this event.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Call for Informal Session facilitator - NASIG 37th Annual Conference @NASIG #nasig2022

The NASIG Program Planning Committee is still seeking volunteers to facilitate a discussion about serials cataloging for the Information Discussion Groups.  If you are planning to attend the NASIG 37th Annual Conference in person and have experience with serials cataloging please consider submitting your name before May 1st.

Original Message:

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites ideas for topics and for volunteer discussion facilitators for Informal Discussion Groups and User Groups during the 37th Annual Conference.

The Program Planning Committee is looking for:

  • Volunteer(s) to facilitate a discussion on serials cataloging
  • Additional topics for these group discussions
  • Volunteers who would like to facilitate an Informal Discussion Group or a User Group (facilitators must be registered for the full in-person conference).

Informal Discussion Groups (formerly known as Networking Nodes) serve to promote discussion among NASIG attendees who have a shared interest in a topic, idea, workflow, or problem.   Areas of interest could include but are not limited to: collection management, digital preservation, DEIA, e-resources,  licensing, open access, scholarly communication and supervision, training. The emphasis of these sessions is open discussion and the generation of new ideas.

User Group meetings and Informal Discussion Groups will take place throughout the conference, which runs June 5-8 , 2022 .  

Please submit your suggestions or volunteer to lead a group.  The deadline for submissions of topics and volunteers is May 1, 2022

If you have any questions, you can contact the Program Planning Committee Chair and Vice-Chair, Sara Dennis and Jennifer Zuccaro, at 

CFP: 2022 Core Forum - Salt Lake City, Utah - October 13-15, 2022 @ALA_Core

Proposals for the 2022 Core Forum are now being accepted


About Core

The Core Forum will be the inaugural conference for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, and ALA’s first in-person event since the pandemic began. It will bring together decision-makers and practitioners from the ALA division that focuses on:
  • Access & Equity
  • Assessment
  • Buildings & Operations
  • Leadership & Management
  • Metadata & Collections
  • Technology

Our program tracks, dine-arounds, and discussions will be structured around these six topics, particularly the ways in which they integrate together.

Areas that used to be separate and siloed now complement each other to explore and collaborate in all the areas where these topics overlap.
About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, and Futures is the division of the American Library Association whose mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning.

About the Core Forum

The October 2022 Core Forum in Salt Lake City will be our first opportunity to celebrate the diverse and interconnected library work of Core members. From October 13-15, we'll engage the collective expertise of presenters and participants, facilitating thought-provoking conversations over two days of presentations, table-top exhibits, and poster sessions. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to safely reconnect with colleagues during receptions, dine arounds, and in the uncommons space.

You are invited to submit a proposal for a thought-provoking and highly-relevant to practitioners presentation in the following sections within Core:

Access and Equity

Dedicated to advocacy and equity in areas such as accessibility, copyright, dismantling systemic racism, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, privacy, and representative collections in all types of libraries. We support ALA's lobbying efforts in these areas and provide programming and training in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession.


Focuses on library assessment, evaluation, and measurement regardless of type of library or activity. We emphasize the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of our libraries. Our work includes recommending and developing tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures.

Buildings and Operations

Brings together librarians, library workers, and design professionals to analyze, discuss, and share information related to academic, public, and school library buildings, equipment, and furnishings. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to, library site selection; building planning and architecture; library furniture and equipment; interior design; maintenance and security of buildings and property; disaster recovery.

Leadership and Management

Provides librarians and library staff from any positional level or library type who desire to impact the broader profession a space to connect around the fundamental proficiencies and knowledge necessary to lead a successful organization. We explore and develop members' skills to create an inspiring vision, motivate people, and manage complex projects.

Metadata and Collections

Addresses and improves all aspects of acquisitions, cataloging, collections, continuing resources, metadata, preservation, reformatting, and technical services in all types of libraries. Examples of our work include, but are not limited to, sharing best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery; identifying best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of collections; creation and input on standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources; preservation of both print, media, and digital resources.


Includes anyone in libraries, archives, museums, and information-related organizations interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers, everyone from absolute beginners to hi-tech professionals. We address the planning, development, design, application, and integration of technologies within the library and information environment, the impact of emerging technologies on library service, and the effect of automated technologies on people.

Presentation Opportunities
  • SESSION - Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for introduction and Q&A. Presenters are required to present in-person and register at the discounted presenter rate.
  • PRECONFERENCE - Half-day (3-4 hours) preconferences and tours (off-site venue) will be held on Thursday. Presenters are required to present in-person and a modest honorarium will be offered.
  • POSTER - The poster session offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the Forum's content areas identified in the bulleted list above. Print poster presentations will be available throughout the Forum, with special time reserved during the 2-day event for participants to ask questions and engage in chat conversation with the presenters.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following points:
  1. Relevance to the Forum's program tracks and audience
  2. Opportunities for learning and applicability to current library trends
  3. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

We encourage diversity in presenters from a wide range of background, libraries, and experiences. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is evaluating/using the product or service.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters will be able to register at a discounted rate and participate in the Forum as attendees.

The 2022 Forum will be held October 13-15, 2022 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Registration will open in June. Check the Core Forum website for program announcements and join the list for ongoing Forum updates.

Ready to submit your proposal? Complete the Proposal Form before the May 20 deadline.

For questions, contact the Forum Planning Chair or Core Staff:

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

CFP: Charleston Conference - 2022 "Oh, the Places You'll Go" #chsconf2022


Submit your proposals for the 2022 Charleston Library Conference!

October 31 - November 4
"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

The 2022 Charleston Library Conference will be a hybrid event. We strongly encourage in-person attendance for presenters, but will offer a chance for virtual speakers to participate via a pre-recorded presentation and live Q&A. For panel presentations, the majority of presenters must attend in person.

Conference registration and hotel guest room blocks will open in June, as well as Vendor Showcase exhibitor registration. We will offer both individual and group registrations with a “mix and match” option for both in-person and virtual attendance. Rates, deadlines, and more details will be announced soon.

Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share?
We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to, the following threads:

  • Analysis and Analytics
  • Collections/Collection Development
  • Library Services
  • Management
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Technology & Trends
  • Up & Coming - For those new to the profession.
Submit Your Proposal
Proposal deadline is Monday, July 11. See our Call for Papers Guidelines for information on how to craft a successful proposal.

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.

Please contact with questions.
Confirmed keynote and plenary speakers for the 2022 Conference include:
  • Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National University of Lesotho
  • Caroline Sutton, CEO, STM
  • Robert Manuel, President, University of Indianapolis 
  • Charleston Premiers, hosted by Darrell Gunter, President & CEO, Gunter Media Group
  • Long Arm of the Law panel, convened by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, CRL
  • Closing Summary by Derek Law, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Call for Paid Columnist: Information Today magazine’s EDI/DEI column

Call for Paid Columnist: Information Today magazine’s EDI/DEI column

Information Today newsmagazine ( is looking for a library professional to write the EDI Perspectives column starting in November 2022. It centers on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI/DEI) in the information field, primarily taking the form of interviews with info pros in the EDI space—but a new columnist is welcome to put their own spin on it.

See for examples of previous columns.

The magazine publishes 9 issues per year (9 columns required per year). Each column should be about 800 words, with flexibility as needed. Payments will be issued to the columnist by mail. Columnists are responsible for choosing the theme of each column and submitting it by the deadline provided by the editor.

Email editor Brandi Scardilli ( if interested. She can provide you with a sample issue of the magazine and the standard contract.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO #LibraryInstruction

SUBJECT: Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

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 2022*** 

Nominations:  April 26, 2022

Submissions:  May 10, 2022

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination information, 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. If you would like to nominate a site, please email the PRIMO co-chairs. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Rachel Cooke at and Brittany O’Neill 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. 

Rachel & Brittany

Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee 


Rachel Cooke 

Librarian for Education & the Arts 

Florida Gulf Coast University


Brittany O’Neill

Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian

Louisiana State University


CFP: BRASS Academic #BusinessLibrarianship

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.

Wendy Pothier, MLS, MS
Associate Professor | Business and Economics Librarian
Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire
Orcid iD<> |  LinkedIn<>

Monday, April 11, 2022

CFP: Chutes and Ladders: The Hidden Curriculum that Makes or Breaks Academic Careers


Chutes and Ladders: The Hidden Curriculum that Makes or Breaks Academic Careers
Our follow-up book to The PhD Parenthood Trap will be an edited volume highlighting aspects of the hidden curriculum - the unwritten set of rules that help or hinder academic success. We are soliciting proposals for chapter contributions for this book from individuals of all academic ranks and institutions, and disciplinary fields. We especially welcome proposals from women+ and scholars from historically excluded groups. Please share this survey among your students, colleagues, and networks. Proposals submitted by May 31, 2022 will be given priority. If you have questions, please contact us by email: and

Project abstract
Why do some people seem to effortlessly succeed in college, graduate school, or as faculty - and why do many others struggle? The answer to this can be found in a phenomenon called the “hidden curriculum” - the unwritten set of rules of the game in academia that can determine who finds and climbs the ladders, and who falls through the chutes. The “hidden curriculum” is part of the academic safety net that increases resilience, persistence to matriculation, and success in academia at all levels. In our book, The PhD Parenthood Trap, we introduced the concept of Academic Chutes and Ladders; the notion of chutes and ladders recasts the “leaky pipeline” metaphor to acknowledge the nonlinear paths many academics take from undergraduate studies to the rank of full professor, if they do not take one of the many exit points that occur prior to attaining that rank. If academia is a game, the “hidden curriculum” is the secret map showing where the pitfalls are, how to avoid them, and how to advance through to the next level. In this volume we explore the hidden curriculum as seen through the lens of undergraduate and graduate students, international students, scholars on the job market, non-tenure track faculty, junior and senior faculty, scholars who are also primary caregivers, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC scholars, women+, and first generation scholars. We recognize that few scholars fit neatly into just one of the categories we cover in these chapters. People have multiple identities, and we acknowledge how intersectionality amplifies bias and discrimination of historically excluded scholars. Scholars who hold multiple identities face multiple obstacles and encounter more chutes - and fewer ladders - in their academic career. We hope that the contributors to this volume provide a comprehensive picture of the systemic changes needed to best serve all scholars and to support institutional missions of diversity, inclusion, and equity in a way that makes academic success - whether defined as matriculation and degree attainment, tenure and promotion, or other career achievement milestones - more accessible for everyone.

Project timeline
  • Spring 2022: Solicit contributors
  • Fall 2022: Notify contributors of acceptance
  • Winter 2022/2023: Chapters due
  • Spring 2023: Revisions/edits from contributors due
  • Summer 2023: Completed manuscript submitted

Friday, April 01, 2022

CFP: LACUNY Institute 2022 : Built to Exclude: Confronting Issues of Equity and Otherness in Libraries. - Deadline April 4, 2022

 Please save the date and see the CFP information below.

LACUNY Institute 2022 : "Built to Exclude: Confronting Issues of Equity and Otherness in Libraries."

May 13 & 14, 2022 (virtual)

Submission deadline extended: April 4, 2022



Library workers, patrons, and scholars are grappling with questions about what it means to have access, to belong, and to feel welcome and included. How do library environments and institutional norms–from the ways spaces are designed and collections are organized, to the language we use in classrooms and on digital platforms–potentially exclude historically marginalized populations or alienate patrons and workers with different cultural and racial, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds? How do conceptions of professionalism and issues of privilege, class, and power impact the experiences of library workers or present barriers to entry into our field? How can we confront encoded forms of discrimination that library workers and patrons face? Is it possible to transform institutional dynamics that are othering when we face bureaucratic obstacles, labor shortages, and austerity conditions? Who has the agency and resources to change library environments that are built to exclude?

For LACUNY Institute 2022, we invite proposals that explore barriers to access. We are interested in proposals that address the problems of equity and otherness in institutional environments and that introduce individual and collective strategies for transforming libraries.

We welcome theoretical explorations, case studies, and creative or imaginative proposals that examine how we: advocate for funding and combat austerity; purchase, describe, and organize collections; create and enforce policies and institutional rules; design spaces that welcome people with different levels of ability, linguistics backgrounds, and ways of learning; collaborate, support, and communicate with each other; and understand and meet the needs of the particular populations our libraries serve.

Proposal submissions may address but are not limited to topics including:

  • Power dynamics
  • Linguistic and cultural hegemony 
  • Definitions of professionalism
  • Libraries and feelings
  • Class, socioeconomic inequity, debt
  • Library anxiety 
  • Library architecture 
  • Austerity 
  • Closed collections and insider research practices 
  • Labor exploitation, contingent work, and labor activism 
  • Surveillance and space
  • Patron advocacy
  • Rules and bureaucracy 
  • Anti-oppression work within institutions and the profession 
  • Discrimination based on ability, age, or race
  • Discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, or physical presentation
  • Mental Health 
  • Divergent learning 



Learn more about the Library Association of CUNY and past LACUNY Institutes: