Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to
Book Publisher: McFarland
Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library,
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian,
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school,
special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity
to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social
change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be
inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights,
social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming,
professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a few.
One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one
complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many
co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.
Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.
Public, school and special librarians, LIS instructors are especially
encouraged to submit.
Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by
February 28, 2018, brief bio on each author; place TOL, LAST NAME on subject
line to: firstname.lastname@example.org