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(via Lauri Rebar, Florida Atlantic University)

The Reference Librarian, a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, is soliciting submissions for articles surrounding recent issues faced by reference librarians in their work. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

  • distance learning and librarians
  • digital literacy as part of library instruction
  • other types of essential literacies for reference librarians
  • post-COVID changes to work, collections, patrons, etc.
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarian recruitment
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion in the implementation of reference services
  • current and future models of reference service

Please send all preliminary expressions of interest or questions (and all subsequent correspondence) to editors, Lauri Rebar (lrebar@fau.edu) and Steve Black (steveblack12053@gmail.com). Instructions for Authors and other journal information can be found here.

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(via Jennifer Castle, Tennessee State University)

The single-blind, open access journal Documents to the People wants your submissions! We’re looking for articles on government information and activities, and current events at the local, state, national, and international or intergovernmental levels.

Submit your work by Friday, July 1, for publication in the Fall issue.

Check here for more information.

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(via Andrew Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder)

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board (part of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section), is seeking proposals for editorials that will be featured prominently on the ResearchDataQ website. We are seeking editorials that describe services, support, or related activities around research data at your institution. Topics could include the following.

  • Collaborative data management/services (computing infrastructure, storage, software/code, etc.)
  • Data ethics (privacy, ethical sharing, data ownership, data governance, data sovereignty, etc.)
  • Data literacy
  • Data policies
  • FAIR data in practice
  • Qualitative data management and analysis
  • Replication/reproducibility
  • Or anything else you want to share with the ResearchDataQ audience!

Proposals (up to 250 words) should clearly describe the following.

  • The services, support, or related activities you intend to address;
  • How you implemented this and/or what would be required to implement it elsewhere; and
  • How this relates to relevant existing recommendations, policies, or standards (if applicable).

Please submit proposals here by Sunday, July 31. We expect to notify authors of accepted proposals in late August, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 1000-1500 word editorials (ideally by mid-October with the possibility to extend if needed). The editorials will be featured on the ResearchDataQ website on a rolling basis beginning in early 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Clara Llebot Lorente (incoming Chair) at clara.llebot@oregonstate.edu.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Jonna Peterson, Loyola University Chicago)

Please consider sharing your ideas at the virtual Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois annual meeting on September 7-9, 2022 (Wednesday-Friday). This year you have the option of presenting your ideas as either a poster or a lightning talk.

Proposal Types

Lightning Talks

The afternoon of Wednesday, September 7, has tentatively been set aside for sharing experiences! Each presenter will be allotted 5-10 minutes to share their project, depending on the number of abstracts that are accepted. There will be ample time afterward for Q&A and lively discussion.


Ideas can include, but are not limited to, any area of librarianship such as instruction, leadership, program development, communication, collections and collection management, outreach, and evaluation.

If you have presented, or plan to present, a poster at another meeting this year (such as MLA or Midwest Chapter/MLA), recycling content at HSLI is totally okay! Since this year’s Conference is virtual, it will allow our members who can’t travel to have the opportunity to learn about your work. The posters will be virtual with a Q&A for presenters immediately following the lighting talks on September 7.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Lightning Talks

To apply for lightning talks, fill out the form or submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to Jonna Peterson at jpeterson2@luc.edu by Monday, August 1.


To apply for posters, fill out the form or submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Jonna Peterson at jpeterson2@luc.edu by Monday, August 1.

Contact Information and Special Instructions

For either submission type, it is expected that presenting author(s) must register for and attend the Conference. More information about the Conference can be found at the HSLI 2022 Conference website. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Jonna Peterson at jpeterson2@luc.edu.

Posted in 2022 Conference, Calls and Requests, Conferences, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions during the 2022 ILA Annual Conference at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Conference will take place from Tuesday, October 18, to Thursday, October 20. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Friday, July 29.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here. For more information on the Conference itself, please check here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Ebony McDonald, Louisiana State University)

FAFLIG (the American Library Association’s Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Interest Group) is now seeking content for its July, 2022, newsletter! We would most love to hear from others in or interested in federal and military libraries about the following topics.

  • Work practices of federal and military librarians: Are you working on a new project? Is there a job-specific tool or resource that you wish to promote? Are there specific skill sets that are needed to advance the profession?  Is there a particular problem that you are seeking to solve or a developing trend in fed/mil libraries that is on your mind?
  • Human interest stories: Have you recently had a job change such as a promotion, retirement, or even a new hire? Has a library opened, closed, or even been renovated? Any accomplishments that you wish to share? What is it like working at your library, especially if it is abroad; as a retired fed/mil librarian; or as a new fed/mil librarian?
  • Professional opportunities: Are you hiring or anticipating hiring? Is there a professional development, training, or networking event that you would like to promote or for which you are seeking collaborators? Do you have any tips or tricks for those seeking to enter or move up in fed/mil libraries?

If you have any stories to share, please submit content ideas and/or a complete story in 200 words or less with your name, location, and the agency that you work for (if applicable) to FAFLIG.ALA@gmail.com by 11:00 AM CDT on Sunday, July 10.  If you prefer to be published anonymously or using a pseudonym, please indicate that in your email.

The newsletter will be published on ALA Connect and FAFLIG’s social media pages in an accessible PDF format on Friday, July 29.  Since it cannot happen without news and updates from you, FAFLIG thanks you in advance for participating!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

ACRL invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

ACRL 2023 features seven session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual conference presentations are due Thursday, October 13.

In-person or virtual Conference scholarship applications are now available. ACRL anticipates providing over $115,000 in scholarship funding for ACRL 2023. Scholarships typically include complimentary in-person or virtual registration plus an additional travel stipend of $400 – $600 to support in-person participation.

Complete details about ACRL 2023, including the full call for proposals and scholarship application, are available on the conference website.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Rachel Edford, University of Central Florida)

The Florida Chapter of ACRL, FACRL, currently seeks proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2022 FACRL Virtual Annual Conference. Themed “Information Ethics & Access”, the meeting will take place online Friday, October 21.

Information access is one of the cornerstone values of the library profession. How do libraries facilitate equitable and ethical access to different types of information? How can we as library staff help overcome internal and external barriers to information? This year’s CFP encourages librarians and library staff to explore, share, and discuss different aspects of information access and ethics.

We welcome submissions from library staff, students, and faculty.

Topics might include but are not limited to, the following.

  • Information ethics
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Collection development
  • Open access
  • Resource sharing
  • Digitization
  • Controlled Digital Lending
  • Banned books
  • Social justice
  • Information literacy & ACRL framework
  • Equitable access to information
  • Media and news ethics
  • Information privilege

Beyond the theme:

Got an idea for a timely topic outside of this year’s theme? Please feel free to submit it for consideration!

Proposals for presentations, posters, and lightning round presentations are due by Friday, July 8, and can be submitted using the online submission form. Presenters will receive free registration to the virtual conference.

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length, including the time provided for questions. Posters will be shared during a virtual poster session during the conference. Lightning round presentations are 5 minutes in length. Please follow this link to the rubric used to score all proposals. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before Friday, August 12.

Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in The Reference Librarian, a major refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis. Consider reviewing the Instructions for Authors to learn about the expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal, which utilizes APA 7th edition style. Please contact co-editors Lauri Rebar and Steve Black (lrebar@fau.edu, seblack@colgate.edu) with any questions. New and established authors are welcome!

Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Conference Program Committee Co-chairs, Ana Diamand (diamanda@lssc.edu) and Rachel Edford (rachel.edford@ucf.edu).

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(via Pat Thibodeau–Program Director at NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) seek applicants for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is now Friday, June 24.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.


Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The Program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations”, in addition to nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information: Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, at plthibodeau@gmail.com, or(919) 619-6906.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Nancy Bolt–Chair, IFLA Retired Members Round Table)

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is looking at how the needs of people with disabilities are being met in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are pleased that UN DESA thought to ask IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) how libraries might contribute through their service to people with disabilities. Time is short, and it is important that we have some data to share with the UN by the end of June. We want the UN to know how much libraries are able to help people with disabilities meet their information and cultural needs.

You can help by completing the “Survey on Library Support for People with Disabilities” here. The deadline is Monday, June 20.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Nancy Bolt, at nancybolt@earthlink.net.

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