Call for Chapters – Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook (ACRL Publications)

CALL FOR “RECIPES” (CHAPTER PROPOSALS)

The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook is seeking recipes!

We are now accepting recipe proposals detailing lesson plans or projects that demonstrate the integration of archives and special collections material into the classroom. We are seeking practical guides that provide an entry point to teaching with primary sources for information professionals new to teaching and learning with archives and special collections, including archivists, special collections librarians, and instruction librarians. Additionally, we seek innovative proposals that will serve as a resource for those experienced with teaching with primary sources and archives by providing a repository of ideas for when their lesson plans need to be refreshed and updated.

Recipes will include the following:

Recipes will follow the ACRL Cookbook format. Your 600- to 800-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity using archives and special collections material. Please also include:

  • Recipe name (a.k.a. your “chapter” title)
  • Your name, university or other affiliation
  • Your email address, if you would like it included with your recipe (optional)
  • Potential cookbook category, section, and part (see below)

Submission information and due dates:

Email your draft recipes to jmp48@psu.edu by July 16, 2019

Notifications will be sent out in August 2019

Final recipes will be due on October 5, 2019

Cookbook Outline:

  1. Meal Prep: Teaching Archival Literacy

Lessons that prepare students for the situated and unique aspects of doing research in archives and special collections libraries. 

  1. Good Orderer: Teaching Search & Discovery in Archives & Special Collections

Lessons that help students make use of archival search and discovery tools, such as finding aids. 

  1. Food Critics: Teaching Primary Source Literacy

 Lessons that support student analysis of primary sources. 

  1. Something from the Cart: Exhibitions as Teaching & Learning

Lessons that utilize the exhibition of primary sources as a teaching and learning tool. 

  1. Community Picnics: K-12 & Non-course-related Instruction

      Lessons for K-12 & community audiences. 

  1. Takeout: Teaching with Digital Collections

Lessons that utilize digital collections to teach primary sources literacy outside of archives and special collections libraries’ physical spaces. 

Email jmp48@psu.edu with any questions. Please refer to The Embedded Librarians Cookbook (ACRL 2014), The First Year Experience Library Cookbook (ACRL 2017), and The Library Assessment Cookbook (ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. We are willing to be flexible with length, wording, style, and topics.  Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals!

Editor:

Julie M. Porterfield, Instruction & Outreach Archivist, Penn State University Libraries

Call for Chapters: Digital Heritage in Cultural Conflicts

The DigiCONFLICT international Research Consortium are seeking proposals for chapter contributions to an academic, peer-reviewed, edited volume on uses and abuses of digital heritage in the context of socially and politically charged cultural conflicts.

DigiCONFLICT is a Research Consortium funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage. Its founding research partners are based in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Sweden, each exploring the impact of digital heritage in nationally framed cultural conflicts. While acknowledging the role digitalization plays in shaping transnational attitudes to cultural heritage, members of the DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium contest common convictions about the allegedly universal and democratic nature of digital heritage. Also recognizing the role digital heritage plays in increasing access to cultural heritage and in making cultural heritage products readily available across borders, they pay particular attention to the ways in which digital heritage reflects and frames given societies as well as their complex historical and cultural power structures.

Investigating how different professional, ethnic, national, civil and other interest groups anywhere in the world employ digital heritage to advance their agendas, we are interested in receiving empirically as well as theoretically underpinned chapter proposals on subjects, themes, and case studies related, but not limited, to questions such as:

  • How does specifically national politics affect digital definitions and the scope of what counts as cultural heritage?
  • How do transitions of in/tangible forms of cultural heritage into digital formats and displays affect public engagement with them?
  • How is the scope and value of cultural heritage being negotiated in diverse culturally, socially and politically charged digital contexts?
  • How do individuals and/or interest groups use and engage with digital heritage to resist acts of social, political, or cultural oppression/repression.
  • How do individuals or interest groups engage with digital heritage to enhance, modify, or contest forms of intergenerational communication about history and past experiences.

Members of the DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium take specific interest in multimedia museums, oral history, and photography as the most common media employed in the creation and dissemination of digital heritage. Nevertheless, keen to expand as well as delve deeper into this range of interests, we equally welcome chapter proposals on these and any other media and practices.

The volume editors will be the Consortium’s founding partners: Gil Pasternak (DigiCONFLICT Project Leader and UK Team Principal Investigator), Ewa Manikowska (Polish Team Principal Investigator), and Malin Thor Tureby (Swedish Team Principal Investigator). It will be published with a well-recognized, academic publisher, and it is intended that the book/chapters will be Open Access.

While preparing your proposal, you may want to know that each chapter in the edited volume will ideally range between 7,500 and 8,000 words (including notes and references/bibliography).

In addition, the proposals should not exceed 500 words while clearly identifying the subject and main argument of the intended contribution, and indicating with as much specificity as possible what primary sources are going to inform the discussion (for example, interviews, archival research, participant observations, digital ethnography etc).

A list of up to 5 keywords and a short bibliography of relevance to your proposal may also be included in the submission (i.e. beyond the 500 words already allocated).

All chapter proposals must be written in English, and should be sent to DigiCONFLICT@gmail.com by the 7th of June 2019.

Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you.

DigiCONFLICT | Research Consortium

Gil Pasternak, Project Leader and UK Team Principal Investigator
Ewa Manikowska, Polish Team Principal Investigator
Malin Thor Tureby, Swedish Team Principal Investigator

Contact Info:
For any queries please contact Dr Gil Pasternak
Contact Email: gpasternak@dmu.ac.uk

CFP: Information Studies, Race and Racism (second call)

Guest Editors:
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
Latesha Velez

Description

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression “The cultural practices of our society…are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness” (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism. Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.

We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.

The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to, research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing ‘colorblindness’ in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity,
  • Classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism

How to Submit

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline is June, the 30th, 2019.

Contact Info:
In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

Contact Email: Lukasz.Gworek@degruyter.com

URL: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1930

CFP: Journal of Archival Organization – special issue on “Archives and Artifacts”

Archivists manage artifacts in a variety of situations – plaques and memorabilia found in personal papers; models, material samples, and mockups in architectural and industrial design collections; academic and business archives with significant artifactual holdings; or even hybrid archives-museum collections. This special issue will feature articles and case studies relating to the arrangement and description of artifacts in archives. We hope to encourage wider sharing of information between archivists who manage artifacts, and to spur dialogue that will hopefully lead to professional best practices.

We invite papers on any aspect of the archival organization of artifacts. Contributions might cover the following themes:

  • Impacts on processing planning and workflows
  • Integrating processing of artifacts with processing of manuscript material
  • Costs associated with arranging, describing, and storing artifacts
  • Minimum, added-value, and optimal description for artifacts
  • Artifact description and arrangement practices to maximize use/discovery by curators, researchers, and other users
  • Archival management systems and tools used to manage data about artifacts in an archival setting
  • Commonalities between the archives and museum profession in arrangement and description

We are particularly interested in exploring approaches to managing data about artifacts. Questions include: If extant archival systems do not meet our management needs for artifacts, how can we address these system limitations? What tools have archivists adopted or developed to manage data about artifacts? What can archivists learn from museum professionals about managing data about artifacts?  Can item-level processing of artifacts be usefully (and practically) integrated into the container- or folder-level processing usually applied to manuscript material, and if so, how?

Submissions

Papers may be original research articles or case studies. Submissions will be peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. Please refer to the Journal of Archival Organization Instructions for Authors: www.tandfonline.com/action/…

The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2019.

Prospective authors are invited to contact the Guest Editors, Michele Combs and John Nemmers, in order to discuss submissions for this special issue which is scheduled for publication in December 2019:

Michele Combs
Lead Archivist, Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University
mrrothen@syr.edu, 315-443-2081

John Nemmers
Associate Chair, Special & Area Studies Collections
University of Florida
jnemmers@ufl.edu, 352-273-2766

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research relating to all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials. For more information about the Journal of Archival Organization and examples of recent articles published in the journal: www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjao20

CFP: Journal of Map and Geography Libraries Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Literacy Instruction

This call mentions primary source instruction.

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The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries invites articles highlighting practice and research-based approaches on the ways changes in information literacy philosophies have redefined/reimagined information literacy instruction in academic libraries. For this special issue we would like to include articles focusing on library instruction across all types of libraries that highlight creative approaches to student learning.

The purpose of this special issue is to expose map and geospatial information librarians to a wide range of instructional approaches in order to inspire new, creative ideas and collaborations for spatial literacy instruction.

We expect an interesting range of contributions, from traditional research studies to design cases and opinion pieces supported by literature and/or practice. Examples and experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology will also enrich the discussion.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Geospatial data literacy instruction
Application of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to spatial literacy instruction
Primary source instruction
Curriculum mapping for information literacy
Embedded librarianship
The flipped classroom model in library instruction
Active learning in library instruction
Assessment
Practices and challenges in distance learning instruction

Article abstracts are due May 19, 2019 with full articles due August 30, 2019. After abstract submission, authors will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2019.

Send article abstracts jmgleditors2@gmail.com with the subject: Instruction Special Issue

CFP: Special Issue, Meta: Translators’ Journal

Meta: Translators’ Journal calls for papers dedicated to the archives of literary translators. Literary authorship has long been studied from a genetic perspective, yet only recently have literary translators’ working documents—their research notes, drafts, revisions, proofs, their manuscripts, contracts and correspondence—become a focus of translation process research. The emergence of genetic translation studies (Cordingley and Montini 2015) has coincided with a heightened interest in translators’ creativity and agency stimulated by post-structuralist and sociological approaches, and the advent of ‘translator studies’. Despite a growing number of case studies engaging with translators’ avant-textes, translation studies is yet to have its ‘archival turn’. Unlike other disciplines in the humanities, such as philosophy, literature, history, or sociology, in translation studies there has been little reflection upon the concept or function of the archive. Historically, most translators’ papers survived incidentally, because the translator was also a literary author. However, the general revaluing of translation and the rise of translation studies has begun to attract institutional investment in the form of the purchasing or collecting of translators’ papers, manuscripts and materials, and the creation of translation archives.

Articles are encouraged to introduce transdisciplinary perspectives that resonate with theories or notions of the archive in other disciplines. The translation archive can be conceptualised within book history or sociological approaches to the archive as an artefact or space inscribed with the material history of a translator’s work—such as a hard drive, box of manuscript pages, a private study, an office, an online forum, a curated collection, an uncatalogued library holding—sites that witness the labour of translation and its relationship to its environment, collaborators and other semiotic systems. It may be conceptualised within the parameters of genetic criticism as a dossier génétique, a series of texts that attest a translation’s genesis over time to reveal the evolution of translation strategies. It can be approached from the perspectives of library and information sciences and archive studies to elucidate the value, place and function of translation archives within the development and organisation of libraries and collections, as well as the acquisition, documentation, cataloguing and  communication practices that affect translators’ archives and their use by the public,
researchers or translators themselves—in short, how records of translation and users interact to make meaning.

Researchers of other disciplines are invited, furthermore, to consider how recognising the presence and dynamics of translation may shift their own relationship to the archive. Can translation studies offer other fields with tools to interrogate their historical or theoretical understanding of the archive? Can it challenge existing attitudes to translation within archival spaces? What can a translational turn offer studies of the archive in fields beyond translation studies? Articles for this special issue may therefore address one or more of the following questions:

  • What is a ‘translation archive’ and how are translation archives formed? Why do the materials of certain literary translators survive while others are lost or forgotten? What are the epistemological and ontological particularities of different kinds of translation archives?
  • What methodologies are available to researchers of translation archives and what can translation researchers learn from cognate disciplines that study and theorise archives? How do archival approaches enrich translation analysis, and what are their limits or limitations? What criteria should be used when evaluating the claims of archival research? What can knowledge of translation dynamics and translation studies offer archival studies?
  • What is the importance of informal archives produced by online networks, community groups, fans, volunteers? What are the challenges for researchers approaching archives found outside of libraries and institutional settings? What challenges does the proliferation of personal computers, translation technologies,
    translation memories and other digital media pose for archival approaches to translation studies

Abstracts of no more than 600 words to be submitted by 1st of May 2019

Submission of completed articles in English, French or Spanish by 1st of December 2019

Please send an abstract with short biographical note to  translationarchives.meta@gmail.com

Call for Nominations: Lyman H. Butterfield Award 2019

Since 1985, the Lyman H. Butterfield Award has been presented annually to an individual, editorial project, or institution for notable contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, and service. The award is granted in memoriam of Lyman Henry Butterfield, whose editing career included contributions to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, the editing of the Adams Family Papers, and publishing The Letters of Benjamin Rush.

For a list of previous recipients see  https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=14

Nominations should be made by email. Supporting letters from members of the Association are encouraged. All materials should reach the committee chair by 15 May 2019, sent by e-mail to:

Sue Perdue
ssh8a@virginia.edu

Butterfield Award Committee

Sue Perdue, Chair
Tenisha Armstrong
Mark Cheatham
Elaine Pascu
Michael Stevens