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(via Dr. Shannon Oltmann, University of Kentucky)

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy announces a special call for papers focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries, and privacy concerns.

With this special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy, we seek contributions that explore issues of privacy in various types of libraries, stemming from new and modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic and, especially, the privacy implications for future library work.

Suggested topics include the following.

  • protecting patron privacy in the virtual setting
  • the library’s role in educating about digital privacy
  • contact-tracing and patron privacy
  • library employee privacy
  • how to evaluate library technology for privacy and security risks
  • exposed problems with existing services
  • patron privacy and online learning
  • equality of access during the pandemic
  • freedom of speech versus misinformation in the context of COVID-19

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy publishes two kinds of articles.

Features: Original research articles submitted for peer review. Submissions should be 4,000-8,000 words (references included), formatted in Chicago Style (author-date), and anonymized for double-blind peer review.

Commentaries: Shorter essays, think pieces, or general commentary on topical issues, controversies and emerging questions for the field. Commentaries are typically 500-1000 words (references included) and formatted in Chicago Style (author-date). Commentaries will be reviewed by the editorial staff.

Submission details:

  • Submissions due: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Deadline for decisions: March 05, 2022
  • Publication of special issue: Spring 2022

To submit, follow Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy guidelines, using the “SUBMISSIONS” button at the top right of the home page. Please note “SPECIAL ISSUE SUBMISSION: COVID-19” in the “comments to the editor” section during submission. Questions should be addressed to the editor, Dr. Shannon M. Oltmann, at shannon.oltmann@uky.edu.

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(via Stephanie Sopka, Goucher College)

A forthcoming ACRL publication, Closing A College Library, is now accepting chapter proposals to be included in the edited volume, slated for a Fall/Winter 2022 release date.  We are seeking authors with first hand experience with some aspect of closing a small college library in the United States.

The United States is facing a crisis in higher education, particularly amongst liberal arts colleges. High tuition prices coupled with extreme amounts of student debt and a decline in the traditional college-age population has resulted in less students enrolling in higher education institutions each year. This, in turn, has led to the closure of a number of small, often liberal arts focused, colleges. The reasons for the closures can vary, from sharply declining enrollment numbers, to unsustainable endowment draw-downs, to accreditation issues, as can the amount of notice before the closure and the fate of the campus, but the end result is the same.

This is not the book we dreamed of writing and it is hard to welcome you to participate in a project about how to close a small college library. But here we are. Even though closing a library was not something any of us wanted to do, we still wanted to do it well. We are here to take our collective misfortune and turn it into something useful, something that will hopefully help librarians do the best they can with the most unenviable task of closing a college library.

Each library and college community is unique; this book aims to cover some of our similarities as well as highlight the many variables that can impact the work of shuttering a college library.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 1. Please see our site for further details.

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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

E-mail SpatialLiteracyACRLBook@gmail.com to reach the editors with any questions.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Join the IACRL Virtual Journal Club for a laid-back lunchtime chat about academic librarianship. We’ll provide an article, a brief summary of the piece, and a discussion leader; you bring your sandwich, your tea, and your appetite for a conversation with your peers about the article and the profession. Check in with your colleagues from across the state and learn about the state of scholarship centered on topics relevant to your work in college or university libraries.

Register here. You’ll be e-mailed a link to join before the event.

Discussion Leader: Mitchell Haas, Online Learning Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Article: “Dreaming Revolutionary Futures: Critical Race’s Centrality to Ending White Supremacy” by Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight. Access here.

This article was published in Communications in Information Literacy, in a special issue edited by Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Registration is now open for the webinar “How to Integrate Cochrane Interactive Learning to Deliver Systematic Review Training for Early-Career Stage Healthcare Researchers”. It will take place on Tuesday, September 7, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT, via Zoom. This is part of the Rocky Mountain U.S. Cochrane Network Affiliate/Colorado Evidence Synthesis Program Seminar Series.

This webinar will introduce delegates to Cochrane Interactive Learning, an online e-learning instructional program which provides over 15 hours of self-directed learning on the complete systematic review process for both new and experienced review authors. We will also discuss examples of how academic research institutions around the world have successfully deployed Cochrane Interactive Learning to support their own local initiatives for systematic review support services and training. Presenters are Richard Hollis from the Cochrane Central Executive team; Matteo Bruschettini, Head of Cochrane Sweden and faculty at Lund University; and Maria Bjorklund from Cochrane Sweden, and faculty at Lund University.

To register, please go here. Zoom meeting information will be sent to you in your registration confirmation; check your e-mail inbox for “LibCal” as the sender.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Nina McHale, at nina.mchale@cuanschutz.edu. See a schedule of upcoming Rocky Mountain U.S. Cochrane Affiliate webinars, along with a list of past recorded ones, here.

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(via Jill Harper, Heartland Community College)

The IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since March of 2021
  • been published between March and September of 2021

and would like to be included in our Fall, 2021, Newsletter, please send your career or publication information to Jill Harper, at Jill.harper@heartland.edu, by Monday, September 13.

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(via Hillary Richardson, Mississippi University for Women)

The DLF (Digital Library Federation) Digital Library Pedagogy group invites all interested digital pedagogy practitioners to contribute to a literacy- and competency-centered #DLFteach Toolkit, an online, open resource focused on lesson plans and concrete instructional strategies.

The toolkit will emphasize the teaching of literacies and competencies foundational for digital scholarship and digital humanities work or literacies acquired through the act of engaging in such work. Literacies may include visual literacy, digital literacy, data literacy, information literacy among others. Competencies are foundational digital skills that provide both a practical and critical understanding of digital technologies (See Bryn Mawr’s Digital Competencies here to learn more).

The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday, September 1. Proposals are limited to 250 words.

For additional information, see the CFP here. If you are interested in contributing a lesson to the toolkit and or being a peer reviewer, please complete the “intent to contribute” form, available here.

Questions can be sent to dlfteach.toolkit3@gmail.com.​

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(via Ginny Boehme, Miami University in Ohio)

The publication Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL) is marking twenty-five years as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share initiatives and ideas with the wider field. For our 25th anniversary edition, we would like to forward an invitation to submit work that amplifies voices of the future of librarianship. Early career librarians and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

Aims, Scope, and Possible Topics

ISTL seeks submissions for a special-themed issue acknowledging our 25th anniversary as a leading open access publication source for STEM librarianship. As we reflect on the past 25 years of librarianship, we consider the technological, educational, and social developments that have shaped STEM librarianship. We welcome submissions from librarians at all stages of their career, but we are extending a special invitation to those that identify as members of traditionally underrepresented populations, early career librarians, and graduate students who will shape the next 25 years of librarianship.

Potential topics to explore include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Where do you hope to see the profession moving in the future?
  • What major technological changes have most acutely shaped your career thus far?
  • What new technologies (speculative or emerging) do you see having an effect on libraries, librarians, or library users?
  • How has the discovery process changed and/or how will it change?
  • How have emerging teaching practices and evolving science education impacted libraries?
  • What roles do STEM libraries/librarians have in fostering inclusive practices and access to diverse information sources?

We are looking for articles of all types for this issue, including but not limited to: original research, case studies, viewpoints, short communications, collection assessments, evaluation of digital tools.

Publication Timeline

Manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted by Thursday, September 30, to receive full consideration for publication in the special issue. Manuscripts received after this date may still be considered for publication but may be included in a future issue.

Submission Process

sManuscripts can be submitted through the ISTL website. When submitting, please be sure to select “Special Issue” from the section selection dropdown menu.

Questions and ideas can be sent to Wynn Tranfield at wtranfield@istl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email that it is regarding the ISTL special issue.

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Call for Proposals: ACRL Keeping Up With… Online Publication

(via ACRL)

Share your knowledge of today’s hot topics! ACRL is currently accepting proposals for future editions of Keeping Up With… on a rolling basis. Each edition focuses on a single issue including an introduction to the topic and summaries of key points, including implications for academic libraries. Visit the Keeping Up With… website for more information, including submission instructions and a list of past editions and topics. Please contact David Free, at dfree@ala.org, with questions.

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(via Jill Cirasella, Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communications is accepting applications for new Editorial Board members [multiple openings]. To apply, please send a statement addressing the outlined responsibilities and selection criteria, in addition to a current CV, to Emma Molls at emolls@umn.edu by Monday, September 27, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the Editors and Editorial Board of JLSC. We expect to be able to report about the outcome in November 2021; new Editorial Board members will begin their terms on January 1, 2022.

About the Editorial Board

JLSC is governed by its Editorial Board, which meets at least six times per year and at most monthly. The responsibilities of Editorial Board members are as follows.

  • participate in virtual Editorial Board meetings
  • participate in some Board projects and/or working groups
  • assist in the development and/or revision of journal goals, strategies, policies, and processes
  • provide expert advice and guidance to the editors as required
  • participate in peer review of submissions, according to areas of expertise
  • promote the journal in their professional networks and recruit potential authors

Editorial Board members have an initial term of three years, with the option to extend for three additional one-year terms, for a maximum of six years.

What We Are Looking For

Applications will be reviewed according to these criteria.

  • Demonstrated Commitment to Scholarly Communication: JLSC‘s Editorial Board serves as a source of expertise on the wide range of topics that fall under the umbrella of librarianship and scholarly communication, so we are looking for Board members with demonstrated knowledge and professional achievement in one or more areas related to the journal’s scope.
  • Institutional Support or Individual Dedication: The Board is heavily engaged in setting journal policy and ensuring the journal’s ongoing success. We are looking for Board members who are interested in taking an active role in the journal and can devote some time and attention to it, either because Board service would fall within the scope of their professional responsibilities or because they are willing to devote some non-work time to Board activities.
  • Diversity: The Board needs to be as diverse as the global community JLSC serves. In particular, we seek to build the Board’s racial and geographic diversity. Preference will be given to applicants who hold marginalized identities or represent non-North American perspectives.
  • Evidence of Professional and Scholarly Engagement: Our Board members are engaged in the profession through research and publishing; attending conferences; serving with regional, national, and international organizations; and working on collaborative projects. Through these and other types of engagement, Board members learn about practice in the field, identify trends, and recruit cutting-edge content for JLSC.
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