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(via Samantha Harlow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

COVID-19 has impacted and shifted how all libraries and public institutions provide services and resources; the future of libraries will depend on librarians, teachers, and designers to learn and grow from these transitions. Different types of libraries (academic, public, special, and school) were impacted by the pandemic in different ways, and learned valuable lessons on how to shift and transition in a challenging time. The upcoming ABC-CLIO book Sustainable Online Library Services and Resources: Learning from the Pandemic will include chapters by librarians, instructional designers, educators, and faculty from all over the world on how they pivoted services and resources online to continue to serve patrons during a pandemic and beyond, as well as which services and programs will be sustainable and scalable to continue to best help patrons. This book will serve as a road map of what services and resources can be implemented in a post-pandemic world, and for challenges that might arise in the future. ​

The topics for chapters will include instruction strategies, course design and creation, accessibility and equity issues, collection management, public service techniques, programming, and more. Online learning in the delivery of programs and services can prepare librarians for many different situations, emergencies, or challenges that might arise, and provide lessons that libraries will keep and implement from their experiences with COVID-19. The recent pandemic changed all of society, and this book will showcase a diverse range of perspectives on how online learning has changed and grown over the past year, with a focus on what services and resources are here to stay for libraries across the globe.

Primary Audience: Identify the specific audiences and kinds of readers for this work (e.g., reference libraries, youth services coordinators, medical librarians in academic and/or medical center libraries, directors of large urban libraries, emerging technology librarians) and comment on the value of this work to these specific readers.

We are seeking proposals and recruiting contributors for book chapters. We are looking for chapters around 4500-6000 words per chapter. Our proposed submission date to the publisher is July 2022. If accepted, authors will submit chapters by December 2021 or January 2022.

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

  • Administration Shifts and Sustainable Practices Post Pandemic
  • Virtual Onboarding in a Library
  • Virtual Programming in Various Library Settings
  • Online Learning and Instruction: what will we keep and what will we toss
  • Information Literacy and Engaging Learners at a Distance
  • Working with Patrons at a Distance in a Public Library
  • Virtual Storytime and Storytelling
  • School Media and Transitioning in a School during a Pandemic
  • Makerspaces and Ever Changing Services
  • Library and Information Science (LIS) Practicums, Courses, and Programming
  • Shifting Online Resources and Collection Management
  • Access Services, EReserves, Curbside Pick Up, and Interlibrary Loan Shifting
  • OER, Open Pedagogy, and Shifting Online
  • Library Workers and Well Being during a Pandemic
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Impacts from COVID-19
  • Digital Divide, Equity, and lessons learned from COVID-19
  • Post COVID-19 and Sustainability in Online Programming, Instruction, Resources, and Services

Please fill out this form with the title of your proposed chapter and a 200-300 word proposal by Friday July 30, 2021. The editors will let you know by August 27, 2021, if you’re accepted and next steps. Please e-mail learningfromthepandemic@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

The publisher, ABC-CLIO, has accepted this book.

The book editors are Moushumi Chakraborty, Director of External Library Services, Salisbury University; Samantha Harlow, Online Learning Librarian, UNC Greensboro; and Heather Moorefield Lang, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science (LIS), School Library Media Specialization, UNC Greensboro.

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(via Rebecca Kuglitsch, University of Colorado Boulder)

We are excited to invite chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, Creators in the Academic Library, with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2023This edited volume seeks to increase the impact of academic libraries on creator communities by bringing together ideas for and approaches to their unique information needs.

The book aims to include chapters that focus on any of a wide range of creators in disciplines such as engineering, architecture, design, creative writing, the arts, and more. By bringing together chapters on creators writ large, we hope to reveal shared commonalities of experience, practice, and information needs. Ultimately, this book will enable  librarians to develop more meaningful services for creators and more powerful connections with students in these fields.

Students who are studying to become creators exist and work in two distinct overlapping worlds: the academic world, where research leads to carefully constructed arguments, and the practitioner world, where research leads to embodied designs and creations. To succeed, student creators must master both research worlds, and libraries are positioned to enable their success.

If you have a case study, unique approach, or informed perspective to share in areas such as information literacy, outreach, service design, collections, or intellectual property for any kind of creator, please consider submitting a proposal!

Proposals are due by Monday, July 19.Find more details, including information about the book’s sections, example topics, and how to submit a proposal here.

Please e-mail ACRLcreators@gmail.com with any questions.

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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 (https://researchdataq.org/). We are seeking editorials that describe services, support, or related activities around research data at your institution. Topics could include privacy, ethical data sharing, 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 Wednesday, June 30. We expect to notify authors of accepted proposals in mid-July, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 1000-1500 word editorials (ideally by mid-September with the possibility to extend if needed).

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Johnson (andrew.m.johnson@colorado.edu).

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Registration is now open for the Amigos Library Services class “Introduction to Scholarly Metrics”. This online course will provide an introductory overview of tried-and-true bibliometric indicators, including citation-based metrics such as Journal Impact Factor and h-Index. We will also cover the web-based metrics known as alternative or altmetrics. Scholarly metrics is a rapidly evolving field, so we will also identify some newer bibliometrics and altmetrics tools.

Students will come away from the workshop being able to complete the following tasks.

  • identify basic bibliometric and altmetric indicators used in research evaluation processes
  • generally explain the data underpinnings of altmetrics versus bibliometrics
  • locate and use sources for scholarly metrics available for free on the World Wide Web
  • use scholarly metrics appropriately and responsibly
  • know emerging trends in scholarly metrics and scholarly communication
  • to continue their learning, students will be asked to complete a “treasure hunt” worksheet after attending the webinar presentation

This course consists of one two-hour session, on Tuesday, June 22, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT.

Register here. The deadline is Friday, June 18, at 8:00 AM CDT. The individual registration for Amigos members is $95.00, and that for individual non-members is $155.00.

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(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

Chapters are sought for the forthcoming ACRL book Spatial Literacy in Public Health, focusing on collaborative spatial literacy teaching and learning initiatives across the college campus.

Public health has been at the forefront of global news and conversations since early 2020, resulting in an increased awareness of and interest in how public health topics connect with many areas of our lives, big and small, globally and locally. We have seen how public health integrates with data, business, economics, our grocery store, historical precedents, psychological factors, tourism, social media, and much more. Spatial literacy skills overlap with public health topics in many thought-provoking and discussion-friendly ways that can help students realize the relevance of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial literacy skills.

The goals of this book, ultimately, are to tie spatial literacy across the higher education curriculum, under the theme of public health intersections. This book will include content designed to have academic librarians and disciplinary faculty working together, and provide multimodal materials to foster successful in-classroom (or online!) deployment.

Chapter Structure

Each chapter of this book will have a specific spatial literacy focus using GIS tools and will be a collaborative effort between librarians and disciplinary faculty members. Chapters can connect with Covid-19 but that will not be a requirement. To provide a foundation for readers–other teaching librarians and their faculty collaborator(s)–each chapter will begin with an overview of foundational material to provide grounding in the established scholarship.

Next, the chapter will include a brief, annotated list of recommended readings that could be assigned to participants ahead of a workshop when appropriate; alternatively, readings could guide or otherwise serve as resources for the collaborators. Finally, each chapter will include hands-on activities and discussion prompts that could be used in the actual instructional session. QR codes will be integrated into the book to navigate users to additional content (e.g., videos, lesson plan modifications, and more) as needed to help set readers up for success in the activity and to save space within the book. Chapters should also factor in modifications for use of open source GIS tools, open access content, and virtual (vs. f2f) learning to help the work reach audiences with limited fee-based tools.

Authors will be asked to house a student-friendly PowerPoint version of their chapter in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox. Authors will be encouraged to have relevant screenshots and/or video tutorial content for the activity integrated into the slide deck, rather than into the chapter itself, unless critical. A teaching librarian, hopefully with a disciplinary faculty partner, will be able to use this content as-is…or modify it for the direct instruction portion of a session!

Final chapters should be 2,000-3,000 words in length.

Possible Chapter Topics

These are just examples of the kinds of spatial literacy + public health intersections we believe could be brought into this book.

  • supply chain management
  • temporal comparisons
  • social media campaigns
  • data visualization
  • racial disparities (and other demography themes)
  • immunization
  • epidemiology
  • environmental health/environmental Science
  • stock market/global economies
  • community health
  • K-12 education
  • recreation/tourism
  • …and other ideas you come up with!

Not sure if your idea or collaboration is a good fit? E-mail the editors! (See below for contact information.)

Our Timeline

Submission Due Dates

  • Submit your chapter proposal by Thursday, September 30, 2021.
  • Notifications will be sent by October 31, 2021.
  • Chapter drafts will be due February 28, 2022.
  • Final chapters will be due June 30, 2022.
  • Anticipated publication date Fall 2023.

Submit Your Proposal

Proposal information:

Authors should submit their proposal here.

Proposals should include:
1.    Discipline or audience addressed
2.    150-word abstract of proposed chapter
3.    Description of a sample learning activity

The Editors

Laureen P. Cantwell, Head of Access Services & Outreach, and Dr. Tammy Parece, Assistant Professor of Geography, both from Colorado Mesa University

Email SpatialLiteracyACRLBook@gmail.com to reach the editors with any questions.

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(via ACRL)

​The publication College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) is looking for images from library collections to feature on upcoming covers. If you have items in your collections that you think would make attractive C&RL News covers, we would love to see them. To submit images (or image collections), send URLs for Web-based images or images directly as attachments to David Free, at . Please include a brief description of the item and your collection. Images selected to appear as C&RL News covers will require a high-resolution electronic image (300 dpi or higher) to be submitted prior to the publication date.

Complete guidelines for the submission of cover illustrations are available on the C&RL News website.

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(via Garrett Trott, University Librarian at Corban University)

As many librarians teach, and some have taught for quite some time, many of us have learned the ins and outs of teaching the hard way: by making mistakes and by learning what is terrible and what works great. The Christian Librarian (TCL) will be doing a forum in its Fall 2021 issue on teaching. This forum will be asking for short (approximately 500-1000 words) descriptions or narratives of what worked for you, as a librarian, when it comes to teaching.

Did you have an “aha” moment in your teaching experience that might be helpful for others? Please consider sharing it in TCL’s forum. Did you discover a great tool that changed how you teach? Please share your narrative with other librarians through TCL‘s forum. Is there a resource that impacted how you understood your role as a teacher? Again, please share your experiences so that other librarians can learn.

 TCL is an open-access publication of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL). While the focus of ACL is Christian Librarians, we would like to learn from everyone regarding how to better teach and instruct students. This forum is open to anyone desiring to share a brief (500-1000 words) statement regarding what they have learned through their teaching experiences.

Please consider sharing your thoughts with TCL. The submission deadline is Friday, October 1. TCL‘s author guidelines (including submission information) are available here (please note that abstracts are *not* needed for the forum).

Any questions in relation to this teaching forum (TCL‘s Fall 2021 forum) can be addressed to tcl@acl.org.

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(via Katie Chamberlain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool)

The Journal of Information Ethics seeks articles on social justice and information ethics for its Fall, 2022, edition. This special issue will address how social justice intersects with information ethics and affects society, law, and policy. We welcome articles and columns discussing the ethical dimensions, implications, and challenges associated with social justice and social justice movements. Some examples of relevant topics are below.

  • free speech and intellectual freedom
  • neutrality and harm
  • privacy
  • online content moderation
  • amplifying BIPOC voices
  • library and information science education and pedagogy
  • library and information science role(s) in social justice movements
  • others you may suggest

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for abstracts (circa 500 words) is Sunday, August 15, 2021. The guest editor will evaluate the abstracts and notify authors of acceptance by September 1, 2021.

The deadline for full articles is January 15, 2022. Manuscripts should be 10 to 20 double-spaced pages, plus references. Please do not use footnotes or number the references. Include your abstract, brief author biography, and mailing and email addresses. The guest editor will review all full articles and contact authors with any feedback.

All submissions must be in English and follow APA (American Psychological Association) style. Accepted authors will receive hard copies of the issue and a $50.00 (USD) honorarium.

Please send all correspondence and submissions by e-mail, with “JIE Social Justice Submission” in the subject line, to Katie Chamberlain, at kchambe3@illinois.edu.

Publication Timeline

Call for Papers Sent: June 3, 2021

Abstracts Due: August 15, 2021

Acceptance Notice: September 1, 2021

Full Articles Due: January 15, 2022

Editor Feedback: March 1, 2022

Final Articles Due: April 15, 2022

Publication: Fall, 2022

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(via Amy Reyes–University of California, Los Angeles)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2021-2024. In line with our commitment to equity, we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and lived experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals who are not Medical Library Association (MLA) members, who are not health sciences librarians, or who do not have significant publishing experience are also welcome 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 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 MLA members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points.

The JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal email 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.

We are seeking individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, and/or publishing as well as individuals who may not have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious about scholarly communication and bring a unique perspective to JMLA‘s processes, policies, and programs. If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Katherine Akers, JMLA editor-in-chief, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu. To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by Monday, May 31. Review of applications and selection of editorial board members will be performed by a jury composed of current JMLA editorial board members and members of the JMLA equity workgroup.

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(via Laura Sare, Texas A&M University)

Do you or your patrons use government data? If the answer is yes, consider submitting an article to DttP: Documents to the People, the official publication of ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).

Submissions can be formatted as research articles, case studies, or informational articles; or as multiple author discussions of a topic, with shorter pieces representing different points of view. The editors are open to other formats as long as they fit the scope of DttP, which focuses on government information and its use.

Submissions received before Wednesday, September 15, will be considered for publication in our Spring 2022 issue. For more information, consult DttP‘s “Information for Authors” here.

Any questions can be directed to Lead Editor Laura Sare, at dttp.editor@gmail.com.

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