New/Recent Publications: Books

We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, and Kelly Sattler
(Library Juice, 2018)

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use
David Haynes
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment: A new approach to discovering information online
Edited by Diane Pennington and Louise Spiteri
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Foundations of Information Ethics
Edited by John T.F. Burgess and Emily J.M. Knox
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Digital Archives: Management, access and use
Edited by Milena Dobreva
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

The No-nonsense Guide to Born Digital Content
Heather Ryan
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Records and Information Management, 2nd edition
Patricia C. Franks
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice
by Cyns Nelson with contributions by Adam Speirs
(Libraries Unlimited, 2018)

The Future of Literary Archives: Diasporic and Dispersed Collections at Risk
(ARC Humanities Press, 2018)

Comics Memory: Archives and Styles
Editors: Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix
(Palgrave, 2018)

Call for Authors: Monograph about Digital Image Collections

Primary Research Group,, is seeking a librarian/author
to write a monograph of approximately 10,000 words on how academic libraries
are managing major digital image collections.  The collections may be medical/
scientific, artistic, historical, data visualizations or any other kind of
image collection.  The author will profile the efforts of 4 organizations,
predominantly but not exclusively research universities, focusing on issues
such as: image housing and processing software and applications, internal
search engines, access, metadata,  preservation, copyright, use restrictions &
security, use in education and scholarship, marketing and distribution,
relations with institutional digital repositories and if applicable, sales and
licensing of the images. The author will have considerable scope to shape the
interviews as he or she sees fit. In addition to the profiles, the author will
conduct a literature search and augment the findings in the profiles with
insights from the existing literature. This is a compensated assignment.  To
inquire or apply, send cover letter and resume to

CFP: The Ideabook of Positive Change in the Library Workplace

This does not specifically mention archives, but the issues are pertinent and applicable.


Call for papers and essays

Working Title: The Ideabook of Positive Change in the Library Workplace
Editors: Heather Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov, Amanda H. McLellan – East Carolina University, Joyner Library.
Deadline for drafts: September 5, 2018
Publisher: American Library Association Press (ALA Press)
Submission Form:

We are soliciting a diverse range of essays and narratives from practicing U.S. academic, public and special libraries staff, for inclusion in a curated anthology that empowers library employees to change real-world issues pertaining to library staff. Submissions may include any phase of project development, but we are especially seeking: perspectives and advice on how to make and implement change, how to talk to administration about needs, the specific steps taken in the process, solutions to roadblocks and recognition of the future needs of staff. We also seek narratives, steps and ideas from administrators on how to implement and create a positive work environment and the challenges faced in this process.  Paraprofessional staff and first-time authors are encouraged to apply.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lactation accommodation
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Development of policies and procedures allowing remote work (i.e. weather related absences for employees with leave time deficits)
  • Childcare accommodations
  • Changing tables in restrooms
  • Parental leave policies
  • Space and time for dialysis or other medical needs
  • Standing desks
  • Promotion of exercise at work
  • Inclusive ideas for work outings, gatherings or meetings
  • Veterans on active duty or return from duty
  • Race and ethnicity inclusion and sensitivity
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Dealing with bias
  • Providing space for prayer and/or meditation
  • Inclusive recruitment practices
  • Updating policies to be more inclusive
  • Development of policies and space for employees with varying sensory needs (Autism spectrum, PTSD, etc)
  • Case studies of libraries that have successfully handled difficult situations regarding discrimination or harassment.
  • Employees returning to school for further education


Deadline for Draft Submission: September 5, 2018
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: October 10, 2018
Final submission for accepted drafts: Jan. 12, 2019


*This anthology will contain commentary, narratives and experiences.  Drafts accepted must be between four to six pages double spaced (about 350 words per page).  A suggested template will be provided for all accepted submissions to the anthology.

*Materials cannot be previously published or simultaneously submitted.

*All photos, illustrations, graphs etc. must have a Creative Commons License or be in the public domain. The submission’s author is responsible for verifying that these materials fall under the respected licenses. Each will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be at the discretion of the editors for inclusion.

*If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.

*Accepted contributors should expect to sign a release form in order to be published, and will agree to follow submission guidelines.

We STRONGLY encourage submission from all regardless of classification of positions within academic and public libraries. We are seeking input from administrators, faculty, as well as staff employees.

Submission Form

Thank you

Heather Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov & Amanda H. McLellan

CFP: ‘Migrants and Monuments: Public Memory in the Context of Transnational Migration and Displacement’

Call for Papers: Proposed edited volume for Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies series

‘Migrants and Monuments: Public Memory in the Context of Transnational Migration and Displacement’

by Sabine Marschall

The growing global presence of migrants, refugees and diasporic communities has widely been documented to impact on host societies and environments in multifarious ways, but public memory markers constitute a neglected dimension of research in the field. This proposed edited collection will explore transnational migrants as audience and agents in the field of public commemoration. As subaltern groups, migrants constitute new audiences for old monuments and commemorative markers in host country societies, while some migrants and diasporic communities erect their own formal and informal monuments, memorials, statues and plaques in their adopted countries of residence, inscribing their presence and values in public spaces, either in cooperation with or in defiance of local authorities and host society communities.

This interdisciplinary collection seeks contributions from scholars in anthropology, art and architectural history, cultural geography, cultural studies, diaspora studies, history, memory studies, migration studies, mobility studies, peace and transitional justice studies, political science, sociology and other relevant fields. Chapter authors may explore how migrants, refugees and members of diaspora develop their own relationship with the landscape of memory in their new place of residence. This may include

  • appropriation and affirmative embrace of selected statues and memorials as symbolic and spatial focal points of community;
  • contestation and informal ethnic re-interpretation of specific monuments;
  • competition between migrant groups over meaning and claims to selective pasts enshrined in commemorative markers;
  • discontent over issues of representation, ideology, location or aesthetic design in the context of migration;
  • protests and monument defacements by migrants or targeted at migrants;
  • official re-configurations of statues and memorials by local authorities and host society agencies due to migration.
  • Where migrants as carriers of memory actively participate in erecting their own commemorative markers, contributors may investigate how content and meaning, location and visual manifestation are negotiated within the minority community and with the host society;
  • how such markers are publicly received, represented and ‘used’;
  • how informal, transient counter-memorials or vernacular memory markers and even digital online memorials can inflect the meaning of established memory landscapes in host country contexts;
  • what migrants intend or manage to achieve through engagement in official, vernacular or clandestine public commemorative practice.
  • planned, but not materialized monuments erected for or by migrants and refugees can be included.

These are some, but not the only potential topics of investigation. The proposed book endeavors to feature a variety of case studies from diverse geographical and societal contexts, both historical and contemporary. Contributions should be based on empirical or discursive research and draw on appropriate disciplinary-based theoretical frameworks in combination with concepts developed in the field of Memory Studies, such as national and transnational memory; transcultural and ‘travelling memory’ (Erll); memory work; memory activism; or the cross-border circulation and public staging of memory.

Before developing a formal chapter proposal, please first contact Prof Sabine Marschall at with an informal expression of interest and further guidance. Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 August 2018.

Call for Chapters: ACRL’s The Sustainable Library’s Cookbook

This call is for academic archives and though does not specifically mention archives, some of the topics fit.


Call for Chapters for ACRL’s The Sustainable Library’s Cookbook (2019) edited by Raymond Pun and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer

Deadline extended – July 25, 2018

Send your proposals/questions to with submissions and questions. Note if you submitted a proposal already to, please re-send it to, apologies for that and thank you! ( will be defunct)

We are seeking “recipes” or chapter proposals on practice-based examples of lesson plans or projects that support sustainability efforts in academic libraries. Recipes will follow the ACRL CookbookFormat. Your 500-to-700 word proposal submission should describe a successful lesson plan or activity that support sustainability in the academic library. They can be related to these three key areas:

Section 1. Applying Sustainable Thinking and Development – Applying sustainable thinking into library functions including information technology, finance, facilities, waste management, human resources, space planning, etc.:

  • Triple Bottom Line (financial/economic, environmental, as well as social (internal/workforce and external/social justice and campus community) concepts applied in different areas of library services
  • Installing solar panels in the library, upgrading lighting systems in library facilities, supporting alternatives to driving; green technology, architecture planning; extension; developing strategies to minimize cost, utilize costs;
  • Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in your library practices
  • Addressing issues of poverty, inequity and food shortage in your campus; dumpster diving projects;
  • Strategic planning for sustainable practices in specific areas of the library; special grant projects or case studies; disaster-planning projects; makerspaces; OER and textbooks; sustainable printing;
  • Assessment/evaluation plans for sustainability practices; marketing sustainability developments in the library

Section 2. Teaching, Learning and Research Services – Supporting sustainability studies in the areas of teaching, learning and research services including information literacy, one-shots, technology, integrating ACRL New Frameworks, threshold concepts, discipline tracks – first year writing, communications, STEM instructions, community of teaching practices, and subject/liaison responsibilities:

  • Teaching FYE STEM using campus sustainability as the research topic
  • Building a data research/scientific data program to support sustainability studies, water studies or renewable energy; ecological and environmental education; green literacy
  • Teaching a information literacy workshop to environmental studies, food studies, agriculture, transportation studies/engineering, sociology, anthropology, political science or urban studies, architecture, business/entrepreneurship/marketing classes that address sustainable development, climate change, green energy, alternative fuels, sustainable housing, clean transportation, etc.
  • Integrating GIS skills and tools in library instruction to support sustainability studies; digital scholarship or humanities/area studies projects covering sustainability/environmental studies
  • Integrating environmental, economic, and social justices in your teaching practices; Liaison to Water/Environmental Institutes/Centers

Section 3. Community Engagement, Outreach, and Partnerships – Forming new partnerships, outreach services or community engagement programs to inform sustainability practices in the library and beyond:

  • Forming partnerships with communities to promote environmental awareness issues
  • Partnering with Career Development Center to host a job/internship fair on green energy and jobs;
  • Collaborating with Sustainability Student Club to coordinate new programs or events in the library such as urban farms, organic food productions, collaborative collection development, green collections; World Water Day, World Earth Day, environmental awareness;
  • Partnerships with public libraries, government agencies, environmental and other community groups for reading clubs, activities, engagements
  • Building local/indigenous knowledge and collaborating with community experts relating to sustainability, ecology, etc.

Deadline for Contributors’ proposals: July 25, 2018 (flexible)
Editors Review + Notification for Contributors: July 30, 2018
Final Recipes due: October 1, 2018

Please refer to the The Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL 2009) and The First Year Experience Cookbook (ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. You can send as many proposals as you like. We are willing to be flexible with wording, style, and topics. Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals! Once the proposal has been accepted, we will happy to send a template over.

Any questions? Need to submit? Send email to

Raymond Pun, California State University, Fresno and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer, USC Marshall School of Business

New/Recent Publications: Books

In Our Own Voices, Redux: The Faces of Librarianship Today
Edited by Teresa Y. Neely and Jorge R. López-McKnight

The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research: Volume 4
Robert X. Browning

Records, Information and Data: Exploring the role of record-keeping in an information culture
Geoffrey Yeo

Torn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries
Travis McDade

Digitisation of Culture: Namibian and International Perspectives
Editors: Dharm Singh, JatJürgen Sieck, Hippolyte N’Sung-Nza Muyingi, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Anicia Peters, Shawulu Nggada

The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory
Edited by Bill Bissell and Linda Caruso Haviland

Documenting Performance: The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving
Editor Toni Sant

Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park
Robert K. Elder, Aaron Vetch and Mark Cirino

Sins against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain
Zeb Tortorici

The International Directory of National Archives
Edited by Patricia C. Franks and Anthony Bernier

Digital Curation Projects Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Carmen Cowick

Call for Chapters: Digital Technologies and Indigenous and Marginalized Communities

Call for book chapters on the preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies: book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2019.

This is a call for book chapters that focus on the preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies. While it is expected contributing authors will come primarily from memory institutions (archives, museums and libraries), contributors from academic and non-profit organizations are also welcome.  Essay may address theoretical issues, scholarly research or case studies at the authors’ institutions.

Please send a one-page abstract to Marta Deyrup  ( by September 17th.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information or would like to discuss your ideas in advance.

Dr. Marta Deyrup
University Libraries
Seton Hall University