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(via Amy Tureen–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

The deadline for chapter proposals for the forthcoming text Intersections of Wellness and Leadership in Higher Education has been extended to Friday, February 24. Higher education employees are invited to submit chapters focused on the intersections of wellness and leadership of all types. Chapter topics can include, but are not limited it, the following:

  • strategies for developing wellness habits/practices
  • coping techniques and practices for new leaders
  • mentorship & wellness
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for BIPOC leaders in higher education
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for LGBTQIA+ leaders in higher education
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for leaders at for-profit higher education institutions
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for higher education leaders with parenting/caretaking responsibilities
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for higher education leaders experiencing chronic illness or disability
  • COVID-19
  • barriers to wellness
  • developing wellness-focused organizations
  • emotional health
  • faith as a component of wellness
  • physical impact of extended stress
  • learning mindset
  • vulnerability & leadership
  • cohorts & support systems
  • navigating HR & FMLA policies
  • navigating wellness related benefit policies
  • wellness incentive programs
  • emotional labor
  • imposter syndrome
  • mental load
  • compassion fatigue

The full call for chapters is available here.

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(via Garrett Trott, University Librarian at Corban University)

In light of recent events in the country and in recognition of long-standing inequities in the library profession, Theological Librarianship (TL) is planning to devote the Spring 2021 issue to a forum addressing questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theological libraries and librarianship. Such questions take different forms in different libraries and even in different theological contexts, and we expect the forum to reflect some of these differences as well as some common themes across the landscape of theological librarianship. The TL forum will be an opportunity to share your experiences with these questions at your institution in a brief (750-1500 word) statement or reflection.

Since diversity, equity, and inclusion (themselves often fraught terms) evoke a variety of concerns and realties touching race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious and ethnic identity, etc., TL is looking for submissions that address this variety in critical and constructive ways, with a special focus on the intersectional nature of differing religious commitments and theological perspectives as they engage with other forms of diversity.

Theological Librarianship is an open-access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

The deadline for submissions to the Spring 2021 forum has been extended to Sunday, February 28. Submissions must be made here. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. You will need to login to create your submission. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to register first before a submission can be completed. In the submission form, select “Special Forum” under the Section drop-down.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our editorial team, at editors-tl@atla.com.

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(via Pamela Bagley, Dartmouth College)

The COVID-19 pandemic sowed chaos in early 2020 as libraries scrambled to shut down physical operations on short notice and quickly pivot to electronic resources and virtual services. As closures stretch on or limited re-openings have demanded new ways of viewing physical spaces, the timing is ideal to reflect on what has worked in the provision of virtual services, what needs to be assessed and improved, and how to incorporate sustainable virtual services into the new normal of the health sciences library.

This topic is the basis of a new book to be published by the Medical Library Association and Rowman & Littlefield in late 2021, Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library. The editor welcomes chapter proposals from health sciences librarians, staff, and administrators on topics related to the provision of virtual services in the health sciences library and the development of best practices. The book will be divided into four sections on information and access services, research and instruction, collection development and access, and clinical services and support. Suggested chapter topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • tools and policies for organizing and providing virtual services
  • marketing and communication
  • virtual reference and outreach
  • hybrid and online instruction methods (asynchronous and synchronous)
  • accessibility of electronic content
  • electronic resource availability (open access, licensing, copyright considerations)
  • access to/teaching with specialized and archival collections
  • virtual rounding or other clinical services
  • resources or methods for teaching clinical skills and interactions

Please submit a 500 – 1,000 word overview of your proposed chapter and the CVs/resumes of all contributing authors via e-mail to Amanda.R.Scull@dartmouth.edu. Proposals are due by Sunday, January 31, and selected authors will be notified by March 1st. First drafts of accepted chapters will be due Thursday, July 1.

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(via Laura Sare, Texas A&M University)

The editors of the open-access journal DttP: Documents to the People are soliciting submissions for upcoming issues. We are interested in publishing articles on government information and government activities at the local, state, national, and international or intergovernmental levels.

We are especially interested in articles regarding government and current events. The following are examples of potential topics.

  • open data and the sharing of data, including public data, particularly COVID-19 and health care data and census data
  • government/civic efforts and policies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on government services and funding
  • data and evidence-based policy-making
  • elections, voting laws and procedures

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

For more information, consult DttP’s Guidelines and Instructions for Authors. Any questions can be directed to Lead Editor Laura Sare, at dttp.editor@gmail.com. DttP is the official journal of ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).

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Call for Article Submissions: March and June Issues of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the March and June 2021 issues. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach, rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here.

Don’t consider yourself an author, but have a topic you’d like to see covered in the ILA Reporter? The Committee would be interested to hear these, also.

If you have any questions regarding submissions, or if you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

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(via Melissa Mallon, Vanderbilt University)

The call for chapter proposals is now open for Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners, an upcoming ACRL Press publication. Published by ACRL Press. The link to the full call is here. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 15. More information is below.

About the Book

We seek to deepen our understanding of equitable and inclusive theories and practices in order to provide instructors with new grounding for both their individual teaching and their instruction program. Some of the questions we seek to address in this publication include: How do theories and practices related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies inspire your teaching? How have librarians engaged in equitable and inclusive teaching? How might librarians implement equitable and inclusive pedagogy in ways specific to library instruction?

Taking an inclusive approach to content, chapters will take a variety of formats such as: reflective and personal essays, narratives, analytical and academic essays, case studies, autoethnographies, lesson plans, or zines and other graphic formats. You can share your ideas for your own teaching or take a more programmatic approach. Submissions may reflect the range of instructional activities and settings with which academic library educators engage: special collections, data management, information literacy, digital scholarship, open education, and others, across the many different types of academic libraries. We encourage submissions from institutions that are underrepresented in information literacy literature, such as community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

Our book is unique in that it will share a range of theories related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies while also featuring examples of inclusive teaching in action. Academic library educators will gain both the theoretical foundations and practical applications to adopt more inclusive teaching practices.

Submission Procedure

Please submit an initial chapter proposal description of up to 500 words and a tentative chapter title. The proposal form also asks you to include your approach (e.g., reflective essay on a theoretical approach, case study about data skills workshops) and a description of the content you will include in your chapter. Additional fields include: the author(s)’ names, titles, and institutional affiliations.

Please submit proposals here.

Publication Timeline

  • Proposals are due by Friday, January 15.
  • Authors will be notified of their status (accept or decline) by Monday, February 15.
  • A first draft of approximately 2000-5000 words (excluding endnotes and bibliography) will be due on Saturday, May 15.
  • After receiving editorial feedback, a final draft will be due on Monday, August 30.

Chapters must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Special Note: We acknowledge the nature of the difficult times we are living in means schedules can be unpredictable. If you have an idea though are unsure of your schedule, please reach out to one of the editors to express your interest and share your idea. We can try to accommodate you.

The expected book publication is 2022. Chapter authors will be able to make their chapters open access by posting final copies of their chapter in their institutional repositories.

or questions or to request additional information, please e-mail inclusivepedagogiesbook@gmail.com.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2020? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2020” article in the March 2021 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
  • 2-3 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 or February 2019 issue). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 20. Please send submissions, via e-mail, to ILA Executive Director Diane Foote, at dfoote@ila,org, with the subject line “ILA Reporter Library Buildings 2020 Submission”. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library.

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(via Garrett Trott, University Librarian at Corban University)

In light of recent events in the country and in recognition of long-standing inequities in the library profession, Theological Librarianship (TL) is planning to devote the Spring 2021 issue to a forum addressing questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theological libraries and librarianship. Such questions take different forms in different libraries and even in different theological contexts, and we expect the forum to reflect some of these differences as well as some common themes across the landscape of theological librarianship. The TL forum will be an opportunity to share your experiences with these questions at your institution in a brief (750-1500 word) statement or reflection.

Since diversity, equity, and inclusion (themselves often fraught terms) evoke a variety of concerns and realties touching race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious and ethnic identity, etc., TL is looking for submissions that address this variety in critical and constructive ways, with a special focus on the intersectional nature of differing religious commitments and theological perspectives as they engage with other forms of diversity.

Theological Librarianship is an open-access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

The deadline for submissions to the Spring 2021 forum is Sunday, January 3, 2021. Submissions must be made here. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. You will need to login to create your submission. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to register first before a submission can be completed. In the submission form, select “Special Forum” under the Section drop-down.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our editorial team, at editors-tl@atla.com.

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Reminder: College & Research Libraries News Seeking Cover Art

(via ACRL)

The publication College & Research Libraries (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 dfree@ala.org. 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 Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor University)

Please join us for the December CopyTalk, “Modern Interlibrary Loan Practices: Moving Beyond the CONTU Guidelines”, which will provide information on the ARL whitepaper, published in August 2020. This whitepaper reexamines the role of the decades-old Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) Guidelines in interlibrary lending. Much has changed since the advent of these guidelines – are they still relevant; what is a viable path forward?

Our speakers will be two of the authors of the whitepaper.

  • Meg Oakley. Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication, Georgetown University Library
  • Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This webinar will be of interest both to those who work with copyright in libraries as well as those who provide interlibrary loan services. Join us on Thursday, December 3, at 1:00 PM CDT. Pre-registration is not required. To access the webinar, please go here. The passcode is 183331.

All CopyTalks are still free and recorded and archived here.

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