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(via Carrie Forbes, University of Denver)

We would like to invite you to consider submitting a chapter proposal for Academic Library Services for Graduate Students: Supporting Future Academics and Professionals, to be published by Libraries Unlimited.

Editors: Carrie Forbes and Peggy Keeran, University of Denver Libraries

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Overview:

As more and more students attend graduate programs, either at the master’s or doctoral level, many higher education institutions have established professional development programs to help ensure that graduate students learn the wide range of skills needed to be successful as both students and as future professionals or academics. The editors of this volume invite contributors to propose case studies and theoretical essays on academic library services for graduate students that support their multiple roles and identities as students, and as future faculty members or professionals, as well as addressing the complex social and emotional issues related to their other roles as parents, working adults, caretakers, and more.

For more details on how to submit a proposal, please see:

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(via Erin Watson, University of Saskatchewan)

Handbook of Clinical Librarianship

The MLA Books Panel seeks an author/editor for a book on clinical librarianship.  The information included should provide starting points and basic resources for librarians interested in pursuing a clinical librarian position or starting a clinical librarian service at their institution.

Note that at this time, we are not seeking authors of individual chapters, but rather authors or editors for the entire book.
Topics could include

*         What does a clinical librarian do?

*         How to prepare; knowledge required; learning on the job

*         Rounding, morning reports and case conferences – how to prepare, finding one’s place on the team, acting as a patient advocate; tips; answering questions at the point of care

*         Demonstrating value to health care providers, the institution and the library

*         Finding information for patients; providing information prescriptions

*         Participating in journal clubs

*         Promoting clinical librarian services

*         Expert searching including clinical guideline development

*         Benefits and challenges (including emotional ones) of being a clinical librarian

*         Ethical and legal aspects of working in a clinical environment (e.g., compliance with privacy legislation, need for vaccinations, etc.)

If you are interested in serving as the author or editor of the entire book, please complete the Step One form available at and send it to Martha Lara at<>

For more information on the MLA publishing process, please visit

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me off-list at<>

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(via Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, California State University Dominguez Hills)

We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL Publications book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts with an anticipated publication date of fall 2019. Chapter proposals are due August 1st, 2018. Read the full Call for Proposals, including a book chapter template, at:

More about the book: Information literacy (IL) is a well-established goal of academic libraries, yet so much of the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs is absent from professional literature, job descriptions, and library school coursework. While the definition of a program is a coordinated set of activities in service of a specific purpose, what those activities actually consist of – and who is responsible for them – is highly dependent on institutional and interpersonal contexts. Furthermore, while skills and competencies for leadership in LIS are well-researched and articulated, those required for effective program management, particularly indirect management of others, are not as well-represented.

This book will gather program examples to make visible the structures, practices, and contexts of information literacy programs in academic libraries. We are seeking chapters from academic librarians who identify as a leader of an information literacy program who want to share their experiences. Each case study chapter will detail definitions and missions, allocation of resources and labor, supervisory structures, prioritization approaches, and other processes and structures required to make programs work. By using a case study template we will help identify commonalities and differences across all types of programs and institutions while allowing individual stories and unique contexts to shine through.

If you have any questions, please contact us at to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

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(via Heather Seibert, East Carolina University)

Call for papers and essays

Working Title: The Ideabook of Positive Change in the Library Workplace
Editors: Heather Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov, Amanda H. McLellan – East Carolina University, Joyner Library.
Deadline for drafts: September 5, 2018

Publisher: American Library Association Press (ALA Press)

Submission Form:

We are soliciting a diverse range of essays and narratives from practicing U.S. academic, public and special libraries staff, for inclusion in a curated anthology that empowers library employees to change real-world issues pertaining to library staff. Submissions may include any phase of project development, but we are especially seeking: perspectives and advice on how to make and implement change, how to talk to administration about needs, the specific steps taken in the process, solutions to roadblocks and recognition of the future needs of staff. We also seek narratives, steps and ideas from administrators on how to implement and create a positive work environment and the challenges faced in this process.  Paraprofessional staff and first-time authors are encouraged to apply.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

·         Lactation accommodation

·         Flexible scheduling

·         Development of policies and procedures allowing remote work (i.e. weather related absences for employees with leave time deficits)

·         Childcare accommodations

·         Changing tables in restrooms

·         Parental leave policies

·         Space and time for dialysis or other medical needs

·         Standing desks

·         Promotion of exercise at work

·         Inclusive ideas for work outings, gatherings or meetings

·         Veterans on active duty or return from duty

·         Race and ethnicity inclusion and sensitivity

·         Gender neutral bathrooms

·         Dealing with bias

·         Providing space for prayer and/or meditation

·         Inclusive recruitment practices

·         Updating policies to be more inclusive

·         Development of policies and space for employees with varying sensory needs (Autism spectrum, PTSD, etc)

·         Case studies of libraries that have successfully handled difficult situations regarding discrimination or harassment.

·         Employees returning to school for further education


Deadline for Draft Submission: September 5, 2018

Notification/Feedback regarding submission: October 10, 2018

Final submission for accepted drafts: Jan. 12, 2019


*This anthology will contain commentary, narratives and experiences.  Drafts accepted must be between four to six pages double spaced (about 350 words per page).  A suggested template will be provided for all accepted submissions to the anthology.

*Materials cannot be previously published or simultaneously submitted.

*All photos, illustrations, graphs etc. must have a Creative Commons License or be in the public domain. The submission’s author is responsible for verifying that these materials fall under the respected licenses. Each will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be at the discretion of the editors for inclusion.

*If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.

*Accepted contributors should expect to sign a release form in order to be published, and will agree to follow submission guidelines.

We STRONGLY encourage submission from all regardless of classification of positions within academic and public libraries. We are seeking input from administrators, faculty, as well as staff employees.

Submission Form:

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(via Sara Holder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Call for Chapter Proposals: ACRL monograph tentatively titled Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success

Student wellness, particularly mental health, is emerging as a key issue in higher education. Academic libraries play an essential role in supporting teaching and student learning and are therefore well situated to play a key role in promoting and fostering student wellness.  This edited volume will present case studies that describe successful and innovative approaches in library programming to promote student wellness, as well as research assessing the impact of library wellness initiatives.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

·       Innovative student wellness initiatives with an emphasis on programs that have been assessed.

·       Library initiatives to support at-risk student groups (first year, graduate, first-generation, international, etc.)

·       Partnerships with other campus student service providers or student groups.

·       Education and training initiatives for library staff to help them recognize students in distress.

·       The development of spaces in the library to support student wellness (e.g., meditation spaces).

·       Changes to library policies and operations to promote student wellness (food and noise policies, library hours, fines, etc.)

Proposals should include the following:

·       names of all authors and institutional affiliations,

·       identification of primary contact with e-mail address,

·       title and ~500-word summary of proposed chapter,

·       current CVs for all authors.

Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials should be included. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to write a chapter within the range of 6,000 – 9,000 words (including references).

Proposals and inquiries should be emailed to Amber Lannon ( and Sara Holder ( by August 15, 2018. Editors will respond to proposals by September 15, 2018. Full chapter drafts will be due by January 15, 2019.

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(via Dr. Scott Walter, University Librarian at DePaul University)

CFP: Cultural Heritage and the Campus Community: Academic Libraries and Museums in Collaboration [working title]

Call for Chapter Proposals


In January 2016, a “working summit” was held at the University of Miami that brought together leaders from academic art museums and libraries to discuss the potential for deeper and more sustainable collaboration on campus among galleries, libraries, archives, and museums in support of strategic concerns in U.S. higher education. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this summit came after more than a decade of interest in the question of how best to initiate and sustain meaningful collaboration among cultural heritage organizations on campus, including libraries, archives, art museums, science museums, anthropological collections, local history collections, and others.

This discussion of collaboration among libraries, archives, and museums on campus has dovetailed with broader discussions of the value of academic libraries and museums, alignment of the mission and activities of museums and libraries with those of their parent institutions, and the future of higher education. A new study, also funded by the Mellon Foundation, and led by OCLC Research and Ithaka S&R, is currently exploring the relationship between library service programs and the outlook for the future of libraries in the academy. With academic libraries and museums often closely connected in their provision of unique collections, expert services, and opportunities for learning outside the classroom, it is appropriate to consider how best to ensure the value of all campus cultural heritage organizations, and other sites for expertly-curated collections, to the evolving goals of higher education.

In light of continuing changes in the cultural heritage and higher education sectors in the decade since OCLC Research, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and others convened international discussions of “collaboration and convergence” in the missions of libraries, archives, and museums, the time is ripe for a new study of collaboration among academic museums and libraries informed by innovation in practice, especially as these efforts reflect efforts to bring campus cultural heritage organizations together in support of strategic initiatives related to teaching, learning, scholarship, creative activity, and community engagement.


·        Deadline for Chapter Proposals: August 17, 2018

·        Notification of Acceptance of Proposals: September 6, 2018

·        First Draft of Chapters Due: January 4, 2019

·        Second Draft of Chapters Due: March 1, 2019

·        Final Draft of Chapters Due: April 5, 2019

·        Submission of Manuscript to Publisher: May 31, 2019

Possible Topics

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

·        The current state of academic museum-library collaboration in institutions of higher education

·        Trends in the cultural heritage or higher education sectors promoting opportunities for collaboration among academic museums and libraries

·        Challenges and opportunities in academic museum-library collaboration

·        Organizational cultures and structures promoting collaboration among academic museums and libraries

·        Cultural heritage organizations as strategic investments for institutions of higher education

·        Implications of collaboration and/or convergence in service programs for professional education, continuing professional education, and staffing in academic libraries and museums

·        Case studies in collaboration, especially as these relate to impact in teaching, learning, scholarship, creative activity, or community engagement initiatives on campus, e.g.:

o   Collection Development and Management

o   Digitization, Digital Projects, and Digital Scholarship

o   Description and Discovery of Collections

o   Collaboration with Faculty in Collection-Centered Teaching, Learning and Scholarship

o   Exhibitions and Public Programs

o   Publishing Programs

·        Assessment of Collaborative Programs

·        “Value” studies looking across campus museums and libraries


Chapter proposals should be submitted to co-editors Scott Walter ( and Julie Rodrigues Widholm ( by August 17, 2018 (see “Timeline,” above) with the subject line: Library-Museum Collaboration Chapter Proposal [Author(s) Last Name].

Chapter proposals should briefly describe your proposed topic, including the organizational setting, the partners in the collaboration, the nature of the collaboration, and the ways in which the collaboration is responsive to broader discussions in library-museum collaboration, or the value of campus cultural heritage organizations to broader trends in higher education.

Proposals should be no more than 500 words in length and should present a topic that can be fully explored in a final chapter of approximately 2,500 – 5,000 words.

Proposals should identify all authors, as well as the corresponding author, and co-authored essays drawing on expertise from both the library and the museum side of the collaboration are encouraged.

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(via Megan Lowe, University of Louisiana at Monroe)

The title Violence in Libraries has been changed and expanded to Crisis Management and Aversion in Modern Libraries. Please find the updated, expanded, and extended “Call for Chapters” below (also accessible via


Librarians are no strangers to crises of all sorts. Drug overdoses, tornadoes, domestic violence, and riots have all touched libraries; these are not events that happen in other places. And public libraries are not the only libraries affected by such events. How can librarians, library staff, and library administration across the spectra of libraries – public and academic, school and special, law and medical – ensure and enhance the safety of their patrons and their spaces while preventing or mitigating crises?

This publication will seek to identify and report, through well-researched chapters, case studies and examples of how crises have affected libraries of all types and how those libraries have responded to these events. It will seek to identify solutions and ways of preventing or mitigating the risk of various crises in the context of the library. It seeks to cover a wide range of libraries, acknowledging that different types of libraries serve different types of populations, though none are immune to the unexpected crisis. Furthermore, different types of libraries may well experience different types of crises, so it is useful to examine this phenomenon from multiple perspectives.


Not only do different types of libraries serve different types of populations, the old real estate adage about the importance of “location, location, location” cannot be ignored. What doe crises look like in urban libraries versus rural ones? What do crises look like in libraries in developed countries versus developing ones? What do crises look like in public libraries versus academic ones? It is critical to understand this phenomenon from a variety of perspectives to (1) gain a better understand of the phenomenon itself as well as (2) to identify solutions that are working which could be of use to other libraries with similar problems and (3) help libraries develop policies and procedures that make the library safe for patrons and employees alike.

Target Audience

Librarians, researchers, administrators, advanced-level students, information technology professionals, and library staff will find this title useful for both understanding the phenomenon of crises in libraries and identifying approaches for prevention and mitigation which can underpin library policies and procedures to enhance safety for employees and patrons alike.

Recommended Topics

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics related to crises in libraries and active approaches towards prevention and mitigation. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Case studies, library reactions, policy and procedure analyses of any type of library crisis, such as acts of violence and terrorism, civil unrest, natural disasters and weather emergencies, catastrophic budget cuts, public health hazards, and accidents.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 31, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000-2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 1, 2018, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 28, 2018. 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. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the “Propose a Chapter” link [].

Inquiries may be directly to either:

Megan Lowe
University Library
University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: (318) 342-3041


Lindsey Reno
Earl K. Long Library
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 280-6499

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(via Gayle Schaub, Grand Valley State University)

Engaging Students through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models is a forthcoming book from Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-Clio. It will highlight a collection of collaborative, high-impact learning experiences in information literacy and will demonstrate the significant difference academic libraries and librarians can make in student engagement and learning.

You are invited to contribute a chapter describing an innovative approach to a library program, project, or ongoing activity that engages students, especially exhibiting one of the following high-impact practices:

o     First-Year Seminars and Experiences

o     Learning Communities

o     Diversity/Global Learning/Study Abroad

o     ePortfolios

o     Internships

o     Capstone Courses and Projects

For more information, please visit:

Please share this call with any of your colleagues who may be interested.


Gayle Schaub and Hazel McClure, Editors

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Call for Paper Proposals: Code4Lib Issue 42 (Deadline August 3)

(via Carol Bean)

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 42nd issue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 42nd issue, which is scheduled for publication in early November, 2018, please submit proposals here by Friday, August 3. The editorial committee will review all proposals and notify those accepted by Friday, August 10. Please note that submissions are subject to rejection or postponement at any point in the publication process as determined by the Code4Lib Journal‘s editorial committee.

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, the following topics.

  • practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and 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. Please contact Andrew Darby, Coordinating Editor for Issue 42, at, with any questions.

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(via Don Latham, Florida State University)

Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Chapter proposals are invited to this volume, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the ALISE Book Series. The book will be edited by Heidi
Julien (University at Buffalo), and Melissa Gross and Don Latham (Florida State University). The book’s working title is The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation. It is intended to help demystify how to incorporate ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for
Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education, as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation. The book will bring together:

· current case studies from academic librarians who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
· current case studies from libraries which are training their staff to implement the Framework; and
· current cases from Library and Information Science faculty, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment

Individual chapters will describe how a library is implementing the Framework, or how the Framework is being taught to pre-service librarians. Chapters will focus on successes, while acknowledging challenges. Authors are expected to be reflective and tie their narratives to existing literature and to theory. Instructional librarians, administrators, educators, and students will benefit from the experiences of the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice. Chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) are due August 1, 2018. Authors will be notified by September 1, 2018 whether their proposal has been selected for expansion to a full chapter. Full chapters will be about 5000 words in length, and will be due March 1, 2019.

Send chapter proposals to: Heidi Julien (

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