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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.

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(via Maoria Kirker, George Mason University)

We are excited to share that an edited volume, tentatively titled Person-Centered Management in Academic Libraries, will be published in 2024 by ALA Editions. This volume will be edited by Dani Brecher Cook, Maoria J. Kirker, and Diann Smothers. We are currently soliciting proposals for chapters that relate to the overall theme of person-centered management.

At this point, we envision including three types of chapters: Theory (3-4,000 words), Practical (3-4,000 words), and Reflective (1,000 words) chapters. We encourage and welcome ideas beyond these categories, as well as chapters that mix these approaches.

We welcome submissions by current, former, and aspiring managers; new and experienced writers; and practitioners from community colleges, colleges, and universities.

You can view the full call for proposals and submission form here.

Proposals are due Friday, July 29, at 10:59 PM CDT. All proposals will receive notification of acceptance or rejection by the end of August, 2022.

Please send any questions you have about the book to the editors, at personcenteredmanagement@gmail.com.

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(via Tarida Anantachai, North Carolina State University)

The Journal of New Librarianship seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship, wherein the “new generation” is broadly conceived to include any person who is new to the field, regardless of age, background, etc.

We invite works examining the issues faced by the new generation of librarians, across all fields of librarianship. Topics could include, but are not limited to: efforts advancing accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion; experiences of librarians of color; critical librarianship; international experiences and perspectives; succession planning, hiring, and retention; experiences and impact of early- and second-career librarians who have recently joined the profession. The full series of previously published column pieces can be found throughout the journal’s archives.

The column series, begun in 2017, was created to provide a venue through which changes and challenges faced by new librarians can be addressed, explored, and discussed. Librarians work in an ever-changing field. They must respond to new patron needs and developing technologies, while also operating within institutions that are continuously reshaping themselves to meet unexpected demands. These changes promise considerable and exciting developments in the library profession, though they also mean that early-career librarians face new and unique challenges. Those who have only recently joined the profession-whether directly out of graduate school, or from other career paths-will encounter challenges, opportunities, and experiences unlike those of previous generations. Changing demographics and new career trajectories within librarianship itself similarly ensure that entering librarians bring unique perspectives, approaches, and skills into the profession.

Contributors interested in writing a short column should complete our submission form, providing a summary of your proposal.

Full-length peer-reviewed research articles on this subject are also welcome, and can be submitted here.

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(via Alex Carroll, Vanderbilt University)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2022-2025. In line with our commitment to equity,  we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from underrepresented groups within LIS publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The JMLA editorial board consists of individuals with diverse personal identities, professional roles, workplaces, and geographies who advise on journal processes and policies, act as journal ambassadors, and help to keep the journal at the forefront of scholarly publishing. They are health sciences librarians as well as individuals in positions adjacent to health sciences librarianship, such as other types of information professionals, healthcare workers, educators, and publishers. Editorial board members serve 3-year volunteer terms and include both Medical Library Association (MLA) members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points.

JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal e-mail listserv. They represent the journal in professional spaces and solicit manuscript submissions from potential authors. They can opt to join workgroups dedicated to specific initiatives (e.g., developing new policies or programs), to serve as liaisons to MLA domain hubs, and to act as mentors to editorial interns or new peer reviewers or authors. Editorial board members are expected to stay up-to-date with new developments in scholarly publishing and to actively participate in editorial board conversations and training opportunities.

To bring a diversity of perspectives to our JMLA leadership team, we are seeking both individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, or publishing, in addition to individuals who may not yet have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious to learn  If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Alexander Carroll, JMLA Interim Editor-in-Chief, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu. To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by Thursday, June 30.

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(via Jenny Wong-Welch, San Diego State University)

Do you work in an academic library that has recently changed its hiring practices to be more inclusive? Please consider submitting a chapter for an upcoming ACRL book focusing on inclusive academic librarian recruitment. Please see the call for proposals below, and feel free to visit the website for the book (see below) for more details on possible topics, proposal submission guidelines, etc. Proposals are due by Friday, June 24, and authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Monday, August 1.

Call for Proposals:

There is an urgent need to reimagine the academic librarian hiring process in a way that prioritizes inclusion while minimizing unrealistic burdens on candidates if the profession is to truly become welcoming and diverse. Academic librarian hiring practices often go unchanged or unexamined for several years at a time, leading to variations between search committees and outdated practices that fail to reflect the current or future culture of the library.

We are seeking chapters for an upcoming ACRL publication, that highlight efforts to transform recruitment processes in academic libraries to be more inclusive. While the focus of this book, titled Toward Inclusive Academic Librarian Hiring Practices, will be on practical strategies implemented by academic libraries, we also welcome proposals that are theoretical in nature as long as they highlight the practical implications for academic librarian recruitment. As editors of this volume, we envision three broad sections that will have submissions that discuss aspects of recruitment and hiring practices prior to, during, and after the candidate search.

For more information about the book, including possible chapter topics, please visit here.

When you are ready to submit a proposal, please use this form (also linked on the website for the book).


Book Editors:

Jenny Wong-Welch, San Diego State University

Kathryn Houk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jordan Nielsen, Vanderbilt University

Questions? Please send us an e-mail at inclusive.ac.lbr.hiring.practices@gmail.com.

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(via Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences LRC)

On Thursday, June 30, at 3:00 PM CDT, please join the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) via Zoom for a virtual discussion of the article below.

“Can Reading Tolstoy Make Us Better Physical Therapists? The Role of the Health Humanities in Physical Therapy”, from Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal  (2020 Jun 23;100(6):885-889)​

We’re looking forward to an answer to this question!

Please note that this article is not available via open access. To aid you in locating a copy, the PMID is 32128573, and the DOI is 10.1093/ptj/pzaa027.​

​This meeting is open to all; membership in HSLI is not required.

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, or if you need assistance obtaining a copy of the article, please contact Peggy Carey, at pcarey@nuhs.edu.

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(via Dr. Julie Ann Winkelstein–University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

The ALA SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table) Newsletter is always looking for good articles, essays, and letters to the editor. The next submission deadline is Monday, May 30.

The theme for the June, 2022, issue of the SRRT Newsletter is “poverty and homelessness”. What would you like to share about the work your library has done in addressing poverty and homelessness in your community? What barriers have you encountered? What have you learned?

The SRRT Newsletter invites submissions from library and information workers, students, educators, and all others who recognize the critical importance of libraries in addressing community and social issues. Please send your submissions electronically in one of the following formats: MS Word, RTF, PDF, or plain text pasted into the body of an email. Submissions should be 500 to 1,000 words and should include the article title, author’s name and title, and school or place of work (optional). Graphics are encouraged. If using images that are already on the Internet, the URL of the image and a caption or description may be added to the text of the submission.

Please e-mail original submissions to SRRT Newsletter Co-Editors Julie Winkelstein and Doreen Dixon at jwinkels@utk.edu or srrt.newsletter.content@gmail.com, indicating “SRRT Newsletter” within the subject line of your e-mail. A confirmation of receipt will be sent in a timely manner.

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(via Liz Johns, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

RSR (Reference Services Review) seeks applicants for our new editorial team. There are four open service positions available.

  • Journal Positionality and Development Editor
  • Special Issues Editor
  • Peer Review Coordinator
  • Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

We are looking for seasoned researchers, scholars, and practitioners, in addition to those new to the field.

More information and the application can be found on the RSR website. Direct questions to reference.services.review@gmail.com.

Applications are now due Sunday, May 1.

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