CFP: The Federalist (newsletter)

The Society for History in the Federal Government’s quarterly publication The Federalist seeks early-career professionals working on projects related to the history of the U.S. Federal Government, such as interns, graduate fellows, Presidential Management Fellows, or Pathways Program appointees, who are willing to write about their experiences for an ongoing feature “Internships in Federal History.”

“Internships in Federal History” profiles are typically 300 to 400 word features focusing on your experiences and job responsibilities. The Federalist (http://shfg.wildapricot.org/Federalist-Newsletter) prints “Internships in Federal History” in an effort to raise awareness about the work being done by early-career professionals throughout the field of federal history, and to help individuals who may not have a permanent position to get better-known across the Society for History in the Federal Government community. Email the editor at shfgfederalist@gmail.com with questions or expressions of interest.

Founded in 1979, the Society for History in the Federal Government works to address common concerns, support shared interests, and stimulate discussion across the federal history community. The work of that community takes many forms, including documentary collections, historic preservation and interpretation, institutional histories, museum exhibitions, oral history programs, policy research, records and information management, and reference services. The Society’s membership is similarly diverse, including not only historians but also archaeologists, archivists, consultants, curators, editors, librarians, preservationists, and others engaged in or committed to government history. The Federalist newsletter prints news of recent activities of the Society, its membership, and of important projects and issues affecting federal history programs. The Second Series of the newsletter commenced with the Spring 2004 issue, and is mailed quarterly to Society members.

Contact Info:
Thomas Faith, Editor
The Federalist, Society for History in the Federal Government
Contact Email: shfgfederalist@gmail.com
URL: http://shfg.wildapricot.org/Federalist-Newsletter

CFP: Records Management Journal

‘Information governance and ethics: information opportunities and challenges in a shifting world’

Records Management Journal – Themed issue call for papers

RMJ Editor: Dr Elizabeth Lomas, University College London. Email: e.lomas@ucl.ac.uk

With Guest Editor: Professor Basma Makhlouf-Shabou, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences and Art western Switzerland. Email: basma.makhlouf-shabou@hesge.ch

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the opportunities and challenges of information governance. We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Information governance policy, principles and main dimensions
  • Information governance actors, components and advanced tools
  • Information and risk management approaches, standards, methods and tools
  • Information and information assets value and valorization (information economics/Infonomics)
  • Information security, cyber security and warfare
  • Search, discovery and disclosure
  • Legislative liability, rights, ownership and ethics
  • Professional responsibilities, roles and skills in an expanding information age
  • Artificial Intelligence and technological change/challenge
  • Challenging aspects of long term preservation
  • Information governance maturity models: relevant initiatives and case studies
  • Considerations and particularities of Information governance applied on different data contexts and typologies: medical data, research data, public data, etc.

We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. Submissions can be viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers.

Submission Deadlines

  • Extended abstracts (more info below): 18 June 2018
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than:  30 June 2018
  • Full paper submitted: 24 September 2018
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: 30 December 2018

The Records Management Journal applies article level publication, so within approximately a month of acceptance the article will be available online.

Submission Process

Extended abstracts should be a 500 word version of the Records Management Journal’s structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/…

Please note shorter opinion pieces and practitioner case studies (3,000 words) may also be submitted for this particular themed issue. Please indicate in your abstract submission the intended length of your piece.

Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper:

  • What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
  • What is the main research question and/or aim if it a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?
  • If the paper is a case study outline its scope and nature and the method of deriving conclusions.
  • If the paper is an opinion piece outline its focus and key highlight points.

Please send your extended abstract to: e.lomas@ucl.ac.uk

Full papers (for accepted abstracts) should be 3000-8000 words (excluding references) and should be prepared using the RMJ guidelines which can be read here: emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/… and here: www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/….

Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s standard double-blind peer review process.

Elizabeth Lomas (e.lomas@ucl.ac.uk) is also happy to receive informal enquiries.

CFP: Labor in Academic Libraries – Special Issues of Library Trends

CFP: Library Trends Special Issue

Guest Editors
Emily Drabinski, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Aliqae Geraci, Cornell University
Roxanne Shirazi, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Special Issue Theme​

Labor in Academic Libraries

Description

The topic of labor in academic libraries has emerged as an area of critical interest in both academic library and archives communities. Library workers have long been at the center of labor struggles in higher education. Additionally, librarians and archivists have worked against the relative invisibility of their work within an academy that centers the concerns of disciplinary faculty who often see knowledge workers as adjunct to the scholarly enterprise. We believe the time is right for a collection of essays that can frame the work of librarians, archivists, and library workers within the broader workplace issues of the university.

We invite contributions in the form of qualitative and quantitative research, analytic essays, and historical explorations that address the broad range of issues facing information workers in the academic setting. Potential essays and articles within this theme might address the following:

  • the impact of unions in academic libraries, social justice unionism, relationship between union activists and progressive/left circles in librarianship
  •  university library leadership and participation in shared governance models
  • discussions of hierarchies, divisions, and power dynamics between and among library workers
  • affective labor and its value in academic libraries
  •  corporatization of the university and libraries
  • the growth of contract, part-time, contingent, and student labor in library staffing models
  • labor side of educational technology and the adoption of corporate platforms
  • the pitfalls of pipeline and residency programs as a strategy for diversifying professions
  • revisiting debates around faculty status and tenure for librarians
  • the implications for full time labor of casualization–for workers and the profession as a whole
  • faculty and academic worker organizing
  • the roles of librarians and archivists as scholars and knowledge workers in the academy
  • the changing structures and relationships in the higher education workplace

Contact the editors at academiclibrarylabor@gmail.com.

Timeline:
Abstracts and proposals (no more than 500 words): July 1, 2018
Notification: July 15, 2018
Initial drafts due: October 15, 2018

CFP: Radical Empathy in Archival Practice (JCLIS special issue)

In their 2016 article From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives, Michelle Caswell and Marika Cifor define radical empathy as “a willingness to be affected, to be shaped by another’s experience, without blurring the lines between the self and the other.” Incorporating a feminist ethics approach that centers lived experiences that fall out of the “official” archival record, Caswell and Cifor identify archivists as caregivers whose responsibilities are not primarily bound to records but to records creators, subjects, users, and communities through “a web of mutual affective responsibility.”

In a profession that has staunchly held onto myths of its own neutrality, objectivity, and dissociation of the subjective and personal, centering concepts of the body and affect critically engages archives’ and archivists’ complicity in perpetuating inequality. Recent and intersecting conversations in the archival field about feminism, queerness, race, anti-racism, contingent labor practices, peer-mentorship, and decentralizing whiteness in the profession, all relate to the concept of radical empathy in practice.

We invite authors from a variety of career experiences and archival practices (students, early career professionals, and colleagues working in community archives, public libraries, museums, non-profits, corporations, etc.) to contribute to this special issue of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies. This issue will provide an extended exploration of “how an archival ethics of care can be enacted in real world environments.” It will explicitly focus on case studies, in particular case studies that engage feminist theory and frameworks, relating to the lived experiences of practicing archivists.

Suggested questions and topics include (but are not limited to):
– Whose bodies do we speak of in a profession whose majority makeup represents privileged bodies that are white, cis-gender, conforming to oppressive definitions and standards of ability, and have access to institutional or personal monetary resources? Whose bodies are erased or occluded in the profession?
– Archival description project audits that re-examine language in legacy finding aids.
– Affective documentation of underrepresented communities in archives.
– Managing grief and trauma with record creators, donors, subjects, users, communities, and in archival collections. What are the roles of the archivist?
– Building team competence through peer-mentorship and networks of skill and knowledge sharing.
– Critical examination of contingent labor and employment practices.
– Managing emotional labor in systemically oppressive work environments through affective relationship building (vis-a-vis manager or peer relationships).
– Exploration of access and security models that critically engage users and communities outside of academia (i.e. alternatives to the “panopticon”).
– Inclusion and recognition of archival labor and interventions in description.
– Measuring affective response as an evaluation method to archival instruction.

Deadline for Submission: January 30, 2019

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)
Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).

CONTACTS

Guest Editors

Please direct questions to the guest editors for the issue:
– Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, University of California, Irvine: elvia.ar@uci.edu
– Jasmine Jones, University of California, Los Angeles: jjones@library.ucla.edu
– Shannon O’Neill, Barnard College: soneill@barnard.edu
– Holly Smith, Spelman College: hsmith12@spelman.edu

Journal Editors

Managing Editor: Andrew J Lau
Associate Editor: Emily Drabinski
Associate Editor: Rory Litwin

THE JOURNAL OF CRITICAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

The mission of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is to serve as a peer-reviewed platform for critical discourse in and around library and information studies from across the disciplines. This includes but is not limited to research on the political economy of information, information institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums, reflections on professional contexts and practices, questioning current paradigms and academic trends, questioning the terms of information science, exploring methodological issues in the context of the field, and otherwise enriching and broadening the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse critical and trans-disciplinary perspectives. Recognizing library and information studies as a diverse, cross-disciplinary field reflective of the scholarly community’s diverse range of interests, theories, and methods, JCLIS aims to showcase innovative research that queries and critiques current paradigms in theory and practice through perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences.

Each issue is themed around a particular topic or set of topics and features a guest editor (or guest editors) who will work with the managing editor to shape the issue’s theme and develop an associated call for papers. Issue editors will assist in the shepherding of manuscripts through the review and preparation processes, are encouraged to widely solicit potential contributions, and work with authors in scoping their respective works appropriately.

JCLIS is open access in publication, politics, and philosophy. In a world where paywalls are the norm for access to scholarly research, the Journal recognizes that removal of barriers to accessing information is key to the production and sharing of knowledge. Authors retain copyright of manuscripts published in JCLIS, generally with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. If an article is republished after initially publication in JCLIS, the republished article should indicate that it was first published by JCLIS.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.

CITATION STYLE

JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Authors interested in contributing to this special issue should submit manuscripts through JCLIS’ online submission system by January 30, 2019. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

CFP: TMG – Journal for Media History

This call does not specifically mention archives, but definitely asks questions that archives can answer.

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TMG – Journal for Media History is a Netherlands-based, international scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal dedicated to media history. It is now calling for articles about Radio Histories. A special issue will be published in November 2019 at an international conference at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. The editors are prof.dr. Huub Wijfjes, professor in History of Radio and Television at University of Amsterdam and prof.dr. Alec Badenoch, professor in Transnational Media at Free University Amsterdam.

In 2019, the Netherlands will celebrate a century of radio, dating from the first regular broadcast transmissions by Hanso Idzerda on 6 November 1919. This of course is one of many possible centenaries of the medium, as Wolfgang Ernst recounts, for example, from his 2012 archaeology of the radio and the vacuum tube.

The special issue “Radio Histories: 100 years of what?” of TMG – Journal for Media History takes these proliferating centenaries as an occasion to explore a number of histories and genealogies of radio in longue-durée and international perspective. What are the ‘big stories’ of radio? Few media have undergone such radical transformations in terms of technology, industry and use as radio has in its first century. How has radio shaped a century of public speech, of noise, of global connection, colonization, of propaganda or of war? What sources allow us to grasp the big stories – and what sources are still missing? What voices have been silenced and what actors made invisible in the grand narratives of radio? What can exploring radio’s various intermedial connections tell us about its first century? What new perspectives on radio’s century are offered in the new digital research environment? And also: what challenges and opportunities does the digital sphere offer for alternative new modes of radio historical storytelling? TMG – Journal for Media History seeks to stimulate experiments with publishing examples of these new modes, such as, for example, podcasts and online audiovisual content.

On basis of an abstract authors shall be invited to write full articles, that will be peer reviewed. Abstracts or proposals of 1 page and a brief biography of the author(s) can be sent to: h.b.m.wijfjes@uva.nl or a.w.badenoch@vu.nl

Deadline for abstracts: June 2018. Final deadline for full articles (before peer review) will be April 2019.

CFP: Gender issues in Library and Information Science: Focusing on Visual Aspects

GUEST EDITOR
Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer

DESCRIPTION
Gender issues are capturing people’s attentions these days. One aspect of such attention is visual. How does the visual aspect of gender impact LIS? Possible gendered subtopics include, among others:

Cataloging visual resources
Visual literacy
Picture books
Media literacy visual aspects
Visual fake news and LIS: information professionals’ roles
Image editing: process, discernment, implications
Historical aspects (e.g., visually “reading” and interpreting historical documents with a gender frame)
Primary sources
LIS instruction
Visual implications for persons with visual impairments

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 Editor (Lesley.Farmer@csulb.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyteropen.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 September 1.

CFP: Teaching and Research with Archives (Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy)

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, is now open for submissions for its special 14th issue on Teaching and Research with Archives, with a deadline of June 15, 2018. This issue will be co-edited by Jojo Karlin, (CUNY Graduate Center), Stephen Klein, (Digital Service Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center), and Danica Savonick (CUNY Graduate Center).

Digital technologies have prompted renewed attention to archival research and teaching practices, creating new opportunities for engaging primary sources, while also raising ethical questions about how archives are created, organized, shared, accessed, and preserved.

For this themed issue, JITP seeks scholarly work exploring how archival technologies and methodologies influence teaching, learning, and research. How do scholars locate authoritative information and guarantee continued access in the current media landscape? How do we teach undergraduate students best methods for performing archival research and evaluating sources presented digitally? Other topics can include, but are not exclusive to:

  • the use of digital technologies and techniques to facilitate archival research and construction
  • pedagogies of archival research in the undergraduate classroom
  • collaborations among faculty, archivists, and students
  • explorations of access, equity, sustainability, integration, and preservation
  • relationships among archives, institutions, and publics
  • the ethics of archival research methods
  • the place of archives (public, academic, digital)
  • material intersections of administration, preservation, and dissemination

We invite and encourage both textual and multimedia (please see these guidelines) submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials.

All work appearing in JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice signed, as opposed to blind, peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices.

As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within three months of the submission deadline. The expected length for finished manuscripts is under 5,000 words. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions at editors@jitpedagogy.org.

The submission deadline for full manuscripts is June 15, 2018.