CFP: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Theological Libraries and Librarianship – Theological Librarianship (TL) Journal

This call does not specifically mention archives, but is an opportunity for anyone interested in the topic as it relates to theology.

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CFP: Theological Librarianship’s Diversity Forum

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 (https://serials.atla.com/theolib) 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 January 3, 2021. Submissions must be made at https://serials.atla.com/theolib/about/submissions. 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.

Thank you,

Garrett Trott
University Librarian
CORBAN UNIVERSITY
5000 Deer Park Drive SE
Salem, Ore.
gtrott@corban.edu
Web Site: www.corban.edu

CFP: The Christian Librarian (TCL) – Association of Christian Librarians

Though the call does not specifically mention archives, this is an opportunity for archivists at religious institutions or who manage religious collections/rare books to contribute.

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Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of The Christian Librarian (TCL)TCL is the publication of the Association of Christian Librarians, publishing both peer-reviewed articles and non-peer-reviewed articles. TCL publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Christianity and the Christian faith.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in an e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count can vary depending on the depth of the article, but non-peer-reviewed articles tend to be between 2000-4000 and peer-reviewed articles tend to be between 3000-6000 words.  All submissions should adhere to the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

For more information, visit http://www.acl.org/index.cfm/publications/the-christian-librarian/).  Send submissions and queries to Garrett Trott, Editor-in-Chief, tcl@acl.org

Call for Chapters: Contemporary Issues in Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Editors
Josiline Chigwada, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe
Godfrey Tsvuura, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 12, 2020
Full Chapters Due: February 24, 2021
Submission Date: February 24, 2021

Introduction
The book showcases contemporary issues in information and records management in the 4th industrial revolution especially in times of crisis like the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Chapters highlighting innovation, use of information and communication technology in information and records management, best practices, challenges encountered and how they are overcome are discussed.

Objective
The publication demonstrates the value of information and records management in the 21st century vis-à-vis the challenges that may be faced by information and records managers in the 4th industrial revolution. The book provides a summary of the key activities undertaken by information and records managers as they seek to make records and information management more visible to modern knowledge-driven society.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, librarians, archivists, students, lecturers and researchers working in the field of library and information science, archives and records management, communication sciences, education, and information technology.

Recommended Topics
• Records management practices and systems • Challenges in managing records in the 21st century • Information management in the 4th industrial revolution • Knowledge management in the 4th industrial revolution • Quality assurance in information and records management • Research data management • Data, information and records • Big data • Open Science (Open access, open educational resources, open source, open methodology, Open peer review). • Digitisation of records • Continuous professional development • Social Media usage in records and information management • Managing difficult patrons • Inclusive librarianship • Cloud Computing • Services to Patrons with disabilities • Collection development and management • Institutional repositories • Community engagement • Cooperation between librarians and teaching staff • Information Communication Technology issues in information and records management • Resource sharing in information and records centres

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 12, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 26, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 24, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Contemporary Issues in Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates
December 12, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 26, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
February 24, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
April 9, 2021: Review Results Returned
May 21, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
June 4, 2021: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries
Josiline Chigwada Bindura University of Science Education josyphiri@gmail.com +263733782906 Godfrey Tsvuura Zimbabwe Open University gtsvuura@gmail.com

Full call and submission

CFP: ARCHIVES (British Records Association)

ARCHIVES, a peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the British Records Associationinvites submissions that inform, explore, and inspire all those who use historical records. ARCHIVES provides accessible and engaging articles that increase understanding of the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of archival material of all historical periods. It provides a platform for historians and archivists to share their discoveries and information about the sources they have used for research. We particularly welcome contributions from those at an early stage of their careers.

Themes that can be addressed include, but are not limited to:

– Archival trends, theories and practices
– Archives and the community
– Archives and diversity
– Approaches towards using archives and source materials
– Archives and accessibility
– Record keeping practices
– Digital curation

A fuller statement of the editorial policy can be found at: https://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/publications/archives-the-journal-of-the-british-records-association/

Articles can be submitted at any time.

Call for Chapters: Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners

Call for Chapters: Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners
Published by ACRL Press

CFP link: http://bit.ly/CFP_ACRLinclusivepedbook

Chapter Proposals due: January 15, 2021 **

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 to: Google Form 

Publication Timeline

Proposals are due by January 15, 2021**

Authors will be notified of their status (accept or decline) by February 15, 2021

A first draft of approximately 2000-5000 words (excluding endnotes and bibliography) will be due on May 15, 2021

After receiving editorial feedback, a final draft will be due on August 30, 2021.

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 see what can be figured out.**

Anticipated 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.

For questions or to request additional information, please email: inclusivepedagogiesbook@gmail.com 

Co-editors:

Jane Nichols, Oregon State University
Melissa Mallon, Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Foster, University of Chicago
Ariana Santiago, University of Houston
Maura Seale, University of Michigan
Robin Brown, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Call for Submissions: MARAC Technical Leaflet Series

A note from the Technical Leaflets Editorial Board:

Dear MARAC members,

The Communications Committee is seeking new submissions and suggestions for the MARAC Technical Leaflet Series, (Print ISSN 2577-9400 and Electronic ISSN 2577-9419), a double-blind, peer-reviewed serial publication that provides practical guidance for specific archival tasks not commonly addressed in the professional literature.
Since 2018, the Editorial Board of the Technical Leaflet Series is aiming to produce at least two publications per calendar year (spring and winter). Topics of particular interest for future publications may include:

  • Creating and maintaining acquisitions files
  • Curation and storage of oversize objects and realia
  • Data analytics
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives for archives
  • Handling of classified or proprietary materials in a government or corporate repository
  • Oral history in archives
  • Preservation, handling, and description of any of the following:
    • 19th-century photographs
    • Audio-visual materials
    • Datasets
    • Email
    • Textile materials
  • Reparative (re)processing of archival materials
  • Web archiving

Please submit any proposals or topic suggestions to marac.communications@gmail.com. Publication guidelines for submissions are available on the MARAC website. Authors are encouraged to observe a soft limit of 25-30 pages of content. Fall 2020 submissions have a projected publication date of December 2021 for our Winter issue. Our next call for proposals will be in April 2021. All submissions will be reviewed by members of our Editorial Board. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your leaflet ideas further, please contact us.

Sincerely,
Alex Japha, Editor-in-Chief
Heidi Abbey Moyer, Editor
Diane Wunsch, Editor
MARAC Technical Leaflet Series Editorial Board

Call for Presentations: 2021 Reference Research Forum at ALA Annual

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2021 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research about serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website.

The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three proposals for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of proposals. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for selection:

  • Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  • Quality: Research design and methodologies
  • Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 15th, 2021. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents.

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  • Title of the project
  • Explicit statement of the research problem
  • Description of the research design and methodologies
  • Findings or results if available
  • Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2020-2021 committee chair:

Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@northwestern.edu)

CFP: Catholic Library World (ongoing basis)

Though this call does not specifically mention archives, it is an opportunity for theological/religious archives to publish.

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Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and CatholicismCLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

For more information, visit: https://cathla.org/Main/About/Publications

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, sigridkelsey@gmail.com

CFP: Conference on Academic Library Management

This call does not specifically mention archives or special collections, but it is an opportunity for managers in those areas to share accomplishments.

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The inaugural Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM), taking place the week of March 15, 2021, invites proposals for virtual presentations that inform and inspire the practice and application of management in academic libraries. This conference is geared towards current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those who aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered management practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces.

We invite either 60-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks on all topics related to library management, including but not limited to encompassing tips and advice, practical application, research, and learning from failures, in any area, especially:

  • Budget / fiscal planning and expenditures
  • Hiring practices and policies
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Communication and transparency
  • Advocacy and relationship building
  • Time management and work life balance
  • Anti-racist management practices and policies
  • Supervision, evaluation, and other personnel topics
  • Organizational climate and culture, retention, and growth
  • Career planning, professional development, and mentoring
  • Management without authority and managing up and side-ways
  • Decision-making
  • Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Team building and team cultivation
  • Motivation and empowerment

Proposal and Conference Timeline:

  • Proposals due: December 15, 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: Week of January 15, 2021
  • Conference: Week of March 15, 2021

Proposals can be submitted using this Google form.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know at CALMConf@gmail.com.

CFP: Chesapeake DH Consortium

The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium Steering Committee is excited to announce that the #CDHC2021 Call for Proposals is now open! Our theme for 2021 is Social Justice and Online Activism. This event will be all-virtual over two half-day sessions on February 25th and 26th, 2021. All events will be free of charge.

We encourage participation from the broader digital humanities communities, including undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, independent scholars, community members, librarians, archivists, and technologists. Within the larger theme of Social Justice and Online Activism, we encourage submissions within the following areas:

-COVID-19
-Race and Racial Inequities
-Social Media and Mobilization
-Automating Inequality (cf. Automating Inequality; e.g. flaws of fraud detection, decision-support software vis-a-vis inequality)
-Algorithmic Bias (cf. Algorithms of Oppression)
-Bias in AI and Machine Learning
-Digital Archives Power (cf. Archives Power)
-Cybertypes (cf. Nakamura’s Cybertypes)
-Crowdsourcing DH projects
-Hashtag activism
-Inclusive DH pedagogy
-DH for social good

You may submit your proposals directly here: https://forms.gle/yo8ACeTgb93pX1gy5

Proposals are due November 31st at 11:59 pm ET.

For more information on topics, proposal types, and conference details, see our website at https://chesapeakedh.github.io/conference-2021

If you have questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at chesapeakedhconsortium@gmail.com.

Please share widely. We look forward to your proposals!

Best,
CDHC Steering and Program Committee

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Sherri Brown
Research Librarian for English
University of Virginia Library | Kerchof 102
slb4kt@virginia.edu | 919.434.7801