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(via Dr. Bob Wolverton, Mississippi State University)

This is a call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column that will appear in Volume 34, Issue 2 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and how they are used in libraries, including in-person or virtual conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house.

This is a great opportunity to share your insights and experiences using electronic resources with others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, February 18. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission topic or questions about the column and its scope, please contact the column editors.

Dr. Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-0548


Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries​

(662) 325-3018


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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It will also present Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. IACRL welcomes submissions on all subjects relevant to Illinois academic and research libraries.

The criteria for submissions, along with the process for choosing winners, are available here. ​The deadline for submitting a scholarly work is 5:00 PM Central Time on Monday, February 7. Please send your submission to Sue Franzen, IACRL Awards Committee Chair, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. If possible, send a link to the scholarly work; otherwise, submit it as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word. If the work does not already contain an abstract or summary, please include one in the e-mail (a paragraph would suffice).

Once the Awards Committee has received the submissions and confirmed that they meet the criteria, voting will take place via electronic ballot in February or March. Voting will last for 30 days. The Awards Committee will then announce the winners, and those individuals will have the opportunity to present their work in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Franzen, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. Thank you very much.

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(via Kat Phillips, Penn State University)

The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet is seeking guest authors for the “Consumer Resources Review” column for 2022. This column should review a consumer health website, such as AVERT or NIDA for Teens (previously reviewed). Sites do not necessarily have to be .gov or .org; they can be any credible online consumer health resource out there! This is an opportunity to highlight a variety of excellent resources, communities, and/or education for any number of populations, groups, ages, etc.

The column should consist of a full site review and must include screenshots – permission from the site owners is required prior to column submission to the editor. The column should be about 7-9 pages (approx. 1800-2000 words and several images). Guest authors will work with the column editor who will be available to answer all question, will review and edit the column, and will submit the final package of screenshot permission, screenshot files, and completed column to the journal editor.

If you are interested in submitting a column, or have questions, please contact the column editor, Kat Phillips, at kec5013@psu.edu. The submission deadlines to Kat Phillips for 2022 are Friday, April 1; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, October 1. Also, please feel free to share this call with any individuals, groups, or organizations you believe would be interested in exploring this opportunity.

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(via Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University)

The editors of the upcoming book Privacy and Safety in Remote Learning Environments (working title) seek chapter proposals. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, January 21, and the editors are especially interested in proposals containing interdisciplinary perspectives. Please see below for more details on the book’s content and the submission process.


Online education is not a new phenomenon, but the Covid-19 pandemic caused a sudden and widespread shift online for many K-12 schools and higher education institutions that had little prior experience with it. Even as schools return to in-person classes, online platforms remain prevalent as backup and supplemental content delivery tools. While privacy issues related to education are not new, the sudden shift to online learning brought these concerns into sharp focus for many parents, educators, administrators, and researchers.

The objective of this book is to reflect on the unintended breaches of privacy, safety, and security that occurred during the rush to move classes online, and to examine and propose solutions for more responsible future use of the platforms.

This book will document how educational institutions approach privacy regarding students and educators, describe privacy initiatives implemented in response to online learning, and contribute to the growing discussion of how privacy and surveillance impact our users, especially students from our most vulnerable populations.

We encourage a broad range of contributions, including original research, case studies, pedagogical approaches, and critical reflection papers. We especially encourage contributions from K-12 and higher education educators, research centers, museums, and libraries that facilitate online learning or online curriculum, and from underrepresented and historically marginalized racial, social, and/or class groups. Interdisciplinary perspectives are highly encouraged.

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

  • privacy policies of 3rdparty EdTech platforms (Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, etc)
  • parental “spying” and classroom privacy
  • family privacy and synchronous online schooling
  • online harassment among students (private chats, doxing, social media, etc)
  • cameras in student private spaces
  • surveillance of student online activities
  • exam proctoring software and privacy concerns
  • personally Identifiable Information in online learning systems and susceptibility to cybercriminals
  • privacy, storage, and deleti​on policies for recordings and data
  • handling data removal requests from students
  • appointing a privacy expert in schools, universities, or districts
  • how and why to perform security/privacy audits
  • student attitudes about online privacy
  • instructor privacy and safety concerns
  • libraries: privacy policies of e-book platforms
  • libraries: online reference services and transcripts
  • identity authentication best practices
  • learning analytics and “big data” in higher education

Submission Procedures

Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals of not more than 500 words for chapters of 3,000-5,000 words (not including tables/figures and references). All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Inquiries should be sent to the editors and proposals submitted via the submission form (link below).

Tentative Timeline

January 21, 2022 / Chapter proposals due

February 4, 2022 / Authors notified

April 4, 2022 / Final chapters due

June 15, 2022 / Post peer-review, final edits from editors/authors due

Fall, 2022 / Book published

The submission form is available here.

About the Book 

The book is published by Digital Scholarship Initiatives (DSI) at the James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University. DSI has been publishing peer-reviewed journals and hosting scholarly and creative works at MTSU since 2014. The book has no submission nor acceptance fees for manuscripts and will be published open access (free to read online), while also available as a print-on-demand option. Chapter contributions are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC 4.0).

About the Editors  

Denise Quintel (denise.quintel@mtsu.edu) and Amy York (Amy.York@mtsu.edu) are faculty librarians at the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. Collectively, the editors have a wide range of experience in web services and instructional technology. Please contact them with any questions.

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Reminder: ACRLog Seeking Bloggers (Deadline Monday, January 31)

(via Jen Jarson, Penn State University)

Interested in writing for ACRLog? We’re looking for a few new bloggers to join our team!

We aim to have a group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship. We are especially seeking librarians interested in writing about technical services, scholarly communication, technology, and related areas and/or those working at small colleges, community colleges, or private institutions, to balance the strengths of our other bloggers.

Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more.

ACRLog blog team members typically publish individual posts every 6-8 weeks and sometimes collaborate with other blog team members on co-authored posts. Blog team members also contribute to the work of blog promotion and management (e.g., participate in 2-3 blog team meetings every year).

If you’re interested in joining the ACRLog blog team, please complete our application form. Applications are due Monday, January 31.

Proposals will be evaluated by the existing ACRLog blog team. We will strive to consider the following criteria.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, small colleges) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to Jen Jarson at jmj12@psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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(via ​Dr. Kawanna Bright, East Carolina University)

The editors of the upcoming publication Bridging Research and Library Practice: Global Perspectives on Education and Training are seeking chapter proposals. The proposed edited volume will present case studies from multiple countries and highlight the voices of library and information science (LIS) educators, who teach research methods in LIS programs in different international contexts, and will also include voices of library practitioners who engage in research, and those who organize professional development programs and training in research methodology. Three members of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Section serve as editors: Krystyna Matusiak, Debbie Schachter, and Kawanna Bright.

The editors of the book are seeking chapter proposals from LIS practitioners engaged in research. These chapters, written as case studies, would focus on practitioners’ preparation for conducting research, experiences in designing and executing research studies, expanding research skills, and applying different research methodologies in practice.

Editors are interested in the experiences of practitioners working in all library settings, including academic, public, and school libraries. Library and information professionals working and researching in other LIS settings are also welcome to submit a proposal. Specifically, a global perspective to these topics is being sought, and so practitioners from all countries are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submitting a Proposal  

Proposals for case study chapters should include the following information.

  • author(s) name, affiliation, e-mail and country of practice
    • if more than one author, please identify the corresponding author with an asterisk by the name.
  • proposed title for chapter
  • an abstract (150 to 250 words) detailing on what research experiences or projects the proposed case study would study
  • three objectives of the proposed chapter (what will readers learn about the research experience or project from the case?)

Complete proposals should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Dr. Krystyna Matusiak (krystyna.matusiak@du.edu) or Dr. Kawanna Bright (brightka19@ecu.edu) by Wednesday, January 12. The editors will review all submitted proposals and identify cases for inclusion in the book.

Notifications for accepted proposals will be sent by Wednesday, January 26. If accepted, first drafts of completed cases will be due by Thursday, March 31. The expected length for a chapter is 2,500 – 3,000 words.

Any questions can be submitted directly to the editors, Dr. Krystyna Matusiak (see above for e-mail address), Dr. Debbie Schachter (dschachter@langara.ca), and Dr. Kawanna Bright (see above for e-mail address.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

It’s a new year, and now is a great time to share your library’s 2021 renovations and new building by submitting your project to the ILA Reporter’s “Library Buildings 2021” article in the March, 2022, issue.

Submissions should include the following.

  • at least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • at least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • name of the architect or architectural firm
  • type of project-either “renovation/expansion” or “new building”
  • total cost
  • service population
  • name of the library director
  • two-three quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March, 2020 and March, 2021 issues). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 20, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Administrative Coordinator Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via Ebony McDonald, Louisiana State University)

On the Federal and Armed Forces Librari​es Interest Group (FAFLIG) Member Engagement Survey, 73% of participants indicated that they would be interested in receiving a one-page quarterly newsletter with news from others who work in federal and military libraries. So, FAFLIG is seeking content for its January, 2022, edition!

According to the survey, members would most love to hear from others 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 federal or military 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 federal or military 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 federal or military libraries?

If you have any stories to share, please submit 200 words or less (or, if you’re more of a talker than a writer, an idea that you would like me to follow up with you on via phone or teleconference) with your name, location, and the agency that you work for to FAFLIG.ALA@gmail.com by 11:00 AM CDT on Sunday, January 16. If you prefer to be published anonymously or using a pseudonym, please indicate that in your e-mail.

The newsletter will be published here on ALA Connect and FAFLIG’s social media pages in PDF format on Friday, January 31. Since it cannot happen without news and updates from you, FAFLIG thanks you in advance for participating!

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a proposal on or before Friday January 21, for a chapter in the upcoming publication Handbook of Research on Technological Advances of Library and Information Science in Industry 5.0. The submission should consist of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Thursday, April 21 and all i​nterested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions here.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication.

Recommended Topics

  • library and information science
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • internet of things
  • big data
  • cloud computing
  • augmented reality
  • virtual reality
  • blockchain technology
  • smart libraries
  • high performance computing
  • quantum computing
  • gamification
  • research and surveys on libraries
  • medical libraries
  • robotics
  • data science

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

For additional details, and to submit a proposal, please go here. Please direct any questions to Barbara Holland, at barland1@gmail.com.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2021? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2021” article in the March, 2022 issue.

Submissions should include the following.

  • at least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • at least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • name of the architect or architectural firm
  • type of project–either “renovation/expansion” or “new building”
  • total cost
  • service population
  • name of the library director
  • two-three quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March, 2020 and March, 2021 issues). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 20, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Administrative Coordinator Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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