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(via Ann Marshall, Purdue University Fort Wayne)

Do you work with transfer students at your institution, and would you like to share your experiences with fellow librarians? We are seeking a few final proposals for an edited book tentatively titled Transfer Student Success: Advancing Outcomes from the Library, to be published by ALA Editions in Fall 2020.

This edited volume will focus on academic library efforts to engage and support transfer students. The book will be practice-focused, with a firm grounding in the scholarship on transfer students, their use of libraries and information, and libraries’ engagement with them. The three sections of the book as currently planned are as follows:

1.      Welcome to the university: orientation and outreach efforts for new transfer students

2.      Engagement beyond the classroom: co-curricular efforts to engage with transfer students

3.      Building on transfer capital: instruction, information literacy, and research efforts to support student success

We are particularly interested in seeing proposals that fall into the second or third sections outlined above.

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Monday, January 6, 2020.

The submission should include your name, title, affiliation, title of the chapter, and an approximately 250-word proposed description of the work. Collaborative works are encouraged, as well. Chapters should be approximately 8 to 10 pages double-spaced, for a total of between 2,200 to 2,750 words.

Please submit your proposal using this form: will notify you of the status of your submission by January 17, 2020. If accepted, first drafts would be due April 3, 2020.

If you have colleagues who work with transfer students and who may be interested in submitting a proposal, please feel free to share this email.

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(via Julia Bauder, Grinnell College)

Do you ever help students or faculty with data? Does that work involve helping them to understand:

  • How to find and interpret data?
  • How to be a critical consumer of data?
  • How to be an ethical producer of data?
  • What it means to decolonize data?
  • Why it’s important to document and share research data?
  • Any other form of data literacy?

Then you are invited and encouraged to submit chapter proposals for an upcoming book to be published by ALA Editions, tentatively titled Teaching Critical Thinking with Numbers: Data Literacy and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Each chapter should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words, and should include a discussion of the ways in which you or your colleagues and institution are incorporating data literacy into your work. Possible topics for these case studies could include, but are not limited to, methods for incorporating data literacy into information literacy instruction, experiences promoting data literacy in digital scholarship projects, or strategies for getting community buy-in for data literacy across your institution. If you have any questions about a topic you are considering, you are encouraged to reach out to Julia Bauder ( to discuss it before submitting a full proposal.

To submit a proposal, please e-mail the following to Julia Bauder, at, by February 3, 2020:

  • An approximately 400-word summary of the proposed chapter.
  • For each author:
    • Name, institution, and current title.
    • A list of previous publications.
    • If no previous publications, please include or link to a writing sample.


February 3, 2020: Chapter proposals due.

February 21, 2020: Authors notified of acceptance of chapter proposals.

July 1, 2020: Chapter drafts due.

August 14, 2020: Chapter drafts returned to authors for revisions.

October 17, 2020: Chapter revisions due.

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. Please, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Julia Bauder.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote, an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it! Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee.

Read an interview with Stefanie R. Bluemle, the 2019 Rockman recipient. More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the nominating process can be found at The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises.

Nominations are due Friday, December 6, 2019. Please send your questions and submissions to the Rockman Award Chair, Clarence Maybee

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(via Craig Finlay, Indiana University South Bend)

The Scholarly Communication Committee of Academic Libraries of Indiana is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 2019 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the University Library at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are excited to welcome keynote speakers Leslie Chan, Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and founding signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, and Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”).

To date, this is the only annual conference devoted specifically to the research and practice of Scholarly Communication Librarianship. With a diverse docket of presentations and workshops, this is an excellent opportunity for the librarians at your institution to engage with a vibrant and growing community of practice and research in this field. Please note the student registrations are free. This year will feature a Q&A panel aimed at library students interested in scholarly communication librarianship.

For more information, including a schedule, please go to

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

The Serials Librarian is currently accepting submissions. To be considered for the 2019 volume year, please submit manuscripts by December 1, 2019.

The Serials Librarian is an international peer-reviewed journal covering scholarly communications and all aspects of the serials and continuing resources management lifecycle. We publish case studies, reports, research papers, theoretical or speculative pieces, and a select number of columns.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•       Scholarly communication issues (institutional repositories, copyright, publishing, citation studies, etc.)

•       New models for library-publisher commerce beyond “the big deal”

•       Procedural innovations in processing, organizing, assessing, and/or promoting e-resources

•       Metadata and discovery of serials and e-resources

•       Migration and implementation of systems such as ERM’s, discovery products, data visualization tools, etc., including ideas related to staffing workflows

•       Open access, whether “green,” “gold,” “diamond,” “platinum,” or hybrid

•       Peer review and the future of the journal gatekeeping function

•       End-user ease of access and usability

•       Collaborative projects related to collection development

•       Accessibility and diversity in resource management

•       Theoretical or speculative pieces addressing issues within the scope of the journal (e.g., does RDA adequately adjudicate concerns about serials title changes?)

•       The evolution of recurring issues in the field (e.g., the history of copyright and legislation devised to prevent “piracy”)

Please note that we are also interested in finding interesting content for our existing set of columns and that proposals for an entirely new column are welcome. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the journal’s ScholarOne website:

Questions or other requests can be sent to the journal’s editors, Sharon Dyas-Correia and Courtney McAllister, at For more information about The Serials Librarian, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal’s

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is launching an article club!

We’re excited for this opportunity to build the CARLI community while engaging more deeply with the academic literature that impacts our teaching practice.

The Instruction Committee has selected articles for discussion, and we’ll meet virtually once in the fall and again in the spring. If you’re interested in participating, please read the article in advance. Instruction Committee members will moderate the discussion, and there will be prepared questions to guide our conversation. We hope you come with considerations and questions of your own as well, including how the article applies within your own context.

Please register:
We will hold the discussion in Zoom; the connection URL will be sent to registrants on 11/5.

When: Wednesday, November 6 at 1pm (CST)
Article: Reframing Information Literacy as Academic Cultural Capital: A Critical and Equity-Based Foundation for Practice, Assessment, and Scholarship
Author: Amanda Folk
Abstract: Within the past decade, academic librarianship has increased its focus on critical librarianship and assessing student success, as well as undergoing a complete reconceptualization of information literacy. However, our assessment and scholarship related to information literacy and student success largely neglects the persistent racial and social-class achievement gaps in American higher education. This article draws upon a critical social theory commonly used in higher education research-cultural capital-to consider the ways in which information literacy as threshold concepts may enable or constrain success for students whose identities higher education has traditionally marginalized. Finally, Estela Mara Bensimon’s equity cognitive frame is introduced to consider the ways in which we can ground our practice, assessment, and scholarship in our professional values of equity and inclusion.

Please send any questions to<>!

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

The 2nd CADTH Lecture Series is on October 10th with Dr. Kelly Cobey. Please join us as she discusses “Why Organizations, Researchers, and Patients Are Falling Prey to Predatory Journals.”

We hope you can make it! Register for free to attend in person (Ottawa, Canada) or via livestream:

Why Organizations, Researchers, and Patients Are Falling Prey to Predatory Journals

Event Date: October 10, 2019

Location: 12:30-1:30 PM CDT

Lecture Description:

This interactive talk will provide an overview of what predatory journals are and describe how they are having an impact on organizations, researchers, and patients. In doing so, the talk will touch on related topics including academic incentives, research funding, and science policy. It will discuss the impact of predatory journals on knowledge synthesis efforts and health literacy. It will recommend safeguards that stakeholders can put in place to limit interaction with these journals and to help reduce waste in how biomedical research is shared and used.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kelly Cobey is an Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) working in the Centre for Journalology. In her role she conducts research on topics related to biomedical publishing including publication models, publication policy, and research reporting quality. She is a mixed-methods researcher, with a background in psychology and biology. In her capacity as the OHRI Publications Officer, she provides educational outreach and one-on-one consulting to Ottawa-based researchers.

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(via Kimberley Edwards, George Mason University)

Telling the Technical Services Story – Call for chapters

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from authors for a new monograph of case studies exploring methods to improve communication in technical services departments.


In an era of increased cross-departmental collaboration and decreased budgets, it has become more and more important for technical services departments to be able to communicate their story and demonstrate their positive impact on users – whether to their administration, their colleagues in other areas of the library, or even within their own departments.  The case studies in this monograph will highlight such projects from a range of libraries.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans in all types of libraries.

Chapter length: 4,000-5,000 words (Approx. 8-10 pages)

Preliminary Table of Contents:

The monograph is expected to be separated into five sections:

  • Communication within technical services
  • Communication with colleagues outside of the department
  • Communication with library administration
  • Communication with outside stakeholders
  • Communication to promote yourself

Chapter author(s), please provide:

  • A brief abstract of your proposed chapter (600-800 words)
  • A brief biographical statement of the author(s)

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2019 to Notification of acceptance will occur by December 31, 2019. Selected authors should plan to submit the final draft of their chapter no later than May 18, 2020.

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(via Brian Lym, Hunter College)

This deadline has been extended to Monday, September 9.  The editors are especially interested in submissions relating to assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, either as it stands in a particular institution or assessment of DEI efforts; leveraging institutional politics, and working with the community outside of our institutions.

Call for Chapter Proposals

Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are requested for an edited volume titled Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries, to be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Head Editors are Brian Lym (Hunter College) and Corliss Lee (University of California, Berkeley), and Co-Editors are Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi University), Jonathan Cain (University of Oregon), and Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman College).

We are seeking case studies, qualitative research studies, quantitative research studies, survey research studies, and other research-based solutions that can be implemented in today’s libraries.  A more detailed outline appears below.

Proposals, including a 600-800 word abstract, should be submitted by September 9, 2019 (new date).  Notification of acceptance will occur by the end of September 2019.  Selected authors should expect to submit a full draft of their article no later than January 14, 2020.

Call for Proposals:

Send questions to Head Editors Brian Lym ( and Corliss Lee (

Book Outline

The well-documented lack of diversity in the academic library workforce remains problematic, especially given growing expectations that the overall academic workforce be more representative of the increasingly diverse student bodies at our colleges and universities.  That the lack of diversity is especially notable among the professional ranks (librarians, library leadership, and administrators) is indicative of inequity of opportunities for people of color and “minoritized” ethnic groups.

Further, remediation of racial and ethnic diversity in the academic library workplace raises broader diversity issues, including individuals with identities outside the gender binary and other individuals who face discrimination due to their sexual orientation, disabilities, religious affiliation, military status, age, or other identities.

Emerging efforts to diversify the academic library workplace are pointedly raising issues of inclusion in libraries where demographic homogeneity has historically prevailed.  With Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we hope to capture emerging research and practice that demonstrate ways academic libraries and librarians can work with and within their institutions to create a more equitable and representative workforce.

Part 1:  Leveraging and Deploying Systemic and Bureaucratic/Structural Solutions Since colleges and universities are hierarchical and complex systems with centralized and bureaucratic controls that can effect or impede transformative change, academic library leaders need to leverage and deploy formal structures and administrative resources to achieve DEI excellence.


  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Retention and Advancement
  • Professional Development and Support
  • Assessment: Tracking DEI Progress

Part 2:  Leveraging Collegial Networks, Politics, and Symbols:

Strengthening and Deepening Change for DEI Excellence; Acknowledging and deploying collegial networks, leveraging informal and formal political power, and symbolic resources to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence in academic libraries.


  • Navigating Collegial Networks and Normative Expectations Leveraging the Politics of Organizational Behavior (formal and informal power)
  • Reinforcing the Message: Deploying Change Through Deployment of Symbolic Activities
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(via Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

FREE Online Presentation

Raise Your Voice: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion by Participating in Scholarly Peer Review
Presented online via Zoom
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1pm – 2pm Central Time Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee Register here

Scholarly publishing needs input from diverse voices to ensure both quality and equity. Let an experienced peer reviewer for more than 10 LIS journals show you how scholarly peer review can benefit you, your peers, and the profession as a whole. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the peer review process, how participation in peer review can increase diversity and inclusion in our discipline’s scholarship, the characteristics of a constructive peer review, steps to begin participating as a reviewer, and some hands-on practice in thoughtful, respectful, and constructive peer criticism.

Erin Owens is the Access Services Coordinator and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Sam Houston State University, where she has been a member of the library faculty, in varying roles, for 12 years. She has ten years of experience in publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals, and six years of experience in serving as a peer reviewer for more than 10 different journals in Library and Information Science, including serving on editorial and peer review boards for several journals. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board for College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm Central time. Register here:

If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (, Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here.

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