Call for Proposals/Abstracts: Nomadic Archivists Project

CALL FOR PROPOSALS/ABSTRACTS
The Nomadic Archivists Project (NAP) is seeking submissions for The Evidence: Black Archivists Holding Memory, an anthology exploring the archival experience across Africa and the African Diaspora. We understand that the global Black archival experience is a complex one and converging over time, space, and memory. We acknowledge and affirm archiving our stories is a cultural and political act.

Archivists rarely share their experiences as archivists. The Evidence is a platform to tell these unique and powerful stories within the context of the Black archival tradition.

Subjects may include: archiving memory, agency in the archives, archival labor, combating racism in the archives, community archives and spaces, decolonizing the archives, digital archives and archiving, legacy makers, origins stories, personal testimonies, queer voices, understanding pain in the archives, women and gender in the archives. We welcome other ideas as well.

This anthology takes its inspiration from the legacy of past pioneering archivists, curators, librarians, and scholars such as Regina Anderson Andrews, Brenda Banks, Abdel Kader Haidara, Jean Blackwell Hutson, Alexander Gumby, Sara Dunlap Jackson, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Dorothy Porter, Arthur Schomburg, Marion Stokes, and many others who left an indelible mark on archiving the global Black experience.

We welcome archivists, artists, curators, historians, memory workers, public record keepers, scholars and students to participate in this groundbreaking project. Please read the guidelines listed below. The deadline for submitting a proposal or abstract is December 15, 2020. If your submission is selected for the anthology, we will inform you no later than February 28, 2021.

Proposals/abstracts should be between 350-500 words in length. Submissions are limited to: research articles, personal essays, creative pieces, interviews and visuals.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Editors: Miranda Mims and Steven G. Fullwood, Nomadic Archivists Project (NAP)

Please submit proposals here:
For inquiries: www.nomadicarchivistsproject.com/contact
Website: www.nomadicarchivistsproject.com

CFP: Scholarly Editing

Scholarly Editing: 2021 Call for Submissions

Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for the advancement and promotion of editorial theory, practice, and pedagogy. Learn more about the journal by clicking here.

Editors in Chief Noelle Baker and Kathryn Tomasek invite submissions for the 2021 publication of Scholarly Editing, Issue 39. We welcome essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, reviews of print and digital editions, and small-scale editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage.

The journal intends to represent contributions from all countries and cultures and across disciplines, including but not restricted to educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, curators, editors, information professionals, students, and digital humanists. We particularly welcome submissions from and about the Global South, Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, women, and other marginalized and underrepresented groups within the field of scholarly editing.

Direct all questions about submission and peer review to Managing Editor Robert Riter at rbriter@ua.edu. For further information about technical specifications, content, and house style, click this link.

The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2020.

Find out more information on Scholarly Editing‘s website: https://scholarlyediting.org/

CFP for Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

Call for chapter proposals

Working title: Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

Editors: Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger, Krista McCracken

Submission deadline: December 18, 2020

Publisher: Library Juice Press, Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies

Overview

Currently there are very few books that contain any content on trans and gender diverse* experiences within library and information science (LIS). Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS will center the lived experiences of trans and gender diverse people in LIS work and education. All authors and editors will be self-identified trans and gender diverse people.

The editors invite submissions from anyone who identifies as trans and/or gender diverse and who works in, teaches, and/or studies library and information science, or has done so in the past, with the goal of representing a wide range of experiences and identities in the final collection.

*We use “trans and gender diverse” to describe any self-identified non-cisgender identities, including nonbinary, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, and others, as well as genders that do not fall within the Western system, such as two spirit, māhū, and others.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Positive experiences with trans and gender diverse inclusion in LIS education and/or the workplace
  • Negative experiences with trans and gender diverse exclusion in LIS education and/or the workplace
  • Trans and gender diverse experiences during LIS education
  • Experiences outside of the cis/trans Western gender binary (e.g. two spirit, māhū, etc.)
  • The intersection of being trans or gender diverse with other identities in LIS work and study (including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, disability, sexual and romantic orientation, mental health, religion, and socioeconomic status)
  • Transitioning and/or coming out in the workplace or as an LIS student
  • Navigating and performing gender, possibly in combination with other identities, and ideas about professionalism
  • Being the first/only out trans or gender diverse person in your workplace or LIS program
  • Experiences with changes over time in how the LIS field treats trans and gender diverse people
  • Navigating the workplace or educational environment as a trans or gender diverse person who is not out in those spaces
  • Navigating interviewing, hiring, and/or onboarding as a trans or gender diverse library worker
  • Navigating library systems and other structures (eg. library accounts, learning platforms, HR systems, etc.) as a trans or gender diverse library worker or student
  • Anything else about the personal experiences of trans or gender diverse LIS workers, educators, and students

Authors and Anonymity

We are fully aware that many trans and gender diverse people may not be able to comfortably or safely share their experiences with their name attached. Any authors may use a pseudonym or have their chapters published anonymously. The editors will communicate with all authors to ensure that nobody has information shared that they would prefer not to.

Proposals with multiple authors are welcome.

Tentative Timeline

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 18, 2020
  • Information session: October 6, 2020 at 3:00-4:00pm EST
  • Notification/Feedback regarding submission: February 19, 2021
  • First drafts due: June 18, 2021
  • Final drafts due: September 17, 2021
  • Final manuscript due to publisher: January 1, 2022

Submissions

Please use this form to submit proposals. Note that acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee inclusion in the final book.

Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and include a short biographical statement. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts about different possible topics. Material cannot be previously published. Final chapters should be in the 1,000 to 5,000 word range.

For those interested in submitting a proposal, or learning more about the book, the editors will be holding an information session October 6, 2020 at 3pm EST to answer questions. Register for the session using this form.

Any questions can be directed to trans.voices.LIS@gmail.com or to any of the editors.

About the editors

  • Kalani Adolpho (they/them) is a queer, trans, non-binary, and hapa (Kanaka Maoli and white) archivist. They are the Processing Archivist for Manuscripts and Archives Management at University of Miami Libraries. Kalani has presented on trans and gender diverse inclusion in libraries, diversity residencies, and colonialism in cataloging. Kalani can be contacted at kalani.adolpho@miami.edu.
  • Stephen Krueger (he/him or they/them) is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Dartmouth College. He has written and presented extensively on trans inclusion in libraries, including the book Supporting Trans People in Libraries and the webinar Supporting Trans Library Employees (see full details at https://www.stephengkrueger.com/scholarly-work). Stephen is the founding member of the Gender Variant LIS Network. Contact Stephen at Stephen.G.Krueger@dartmouth.edu.
  • Krista McCracken (they/them) is a queer non-binary archivist and public historian. They work as the Researcher/Curator for the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Arthur A. Wishart Library at Algoma University. Their work focuses on community archives, access and outreach. Krista can be reached at krista.mccracken@gmail.com.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students

This call does not specifically mention archives, but is potentially related to academic archivists.

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Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries
Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
Series: Innovations in Information Literacy
Editors: Sarah Nagle and Elias Tzoc

As technology advances and the skills required for the future workforce continue to change rapidly, academic libraries have begun to expand the definition of information literacy and the type of library services they provide to better prepare students for the constantly-developing world they will face upon graduation. More than teaching the newest technologies, information literacy is expanding to help students develop enduring skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and more. Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students addresses the multitude of ways that academic librarians are collaborating with faculty and helping students develop these enduring skills by developing and integrating active and experiential learning approaches into teaching activities.

We plan to organize 8-10 chapters (from a multidisciplinary group of authors) into three main sections:

  • Section I – Innovation and Leadership: in times of unprecedented changes and transformations, library leaders must plan, advocate and implement innovative services that support effective learning and teaching environments for all disciplines.

  • Section II – Examples and Case Studies: academic librarianship is a field of practice where librarians and information professionals are actively involved in creating programs and services that meet the dynamic and ever-changing needs of students and faculty.

  • Section III – Future Literacy Developments: as the world continues to change, because of new technologies or global crisis, the academic library community must also continue to change/create innovative literacy services that will contribute to student success.

Chapters will be 15-20 pages (5,000 – 7,000 words and will include 1-2 figures, tables, or images) each.

Chapter proposal topics may include, but are not limited to:
Section I: Innovation and Leadership

  • Leading teams focused on new/innovative instructional techniques and technologies

  • Campus-library partnerships for innovative initiatives

  • Examples and best practices for working with faculty to incorporate new literacies/experiential learning into curricula

  • Challenging the status quo at your institution

  • Championing innovative efforts

Section II: Examples and Case Studies of Literacy efforts in

  • Digital humanities

  • Data literacy

  • Digital scholarship

  • Active/experiential learning in information literacy

  • Maker/creation literacy

  • Design thinking/entrepreneurial thinking

Section III: Future Literacy Developments

  • Emerging Literacy Services in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

  • Information Literacy and Academic Library Innovation in a Post-COVID World

We seek chapter proposals that can provide crucial guidance for administrators and information literacy practitioners on implementing various new and innovative literacies into their instruction.

Chapter submissions deadline: November 15th, 2020
Decision on chapters proposals: December 15th, 2020
Full chapters deadline: May 15th, 2021

Call for Proposals: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise?

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and practices have been at the forefront of library services for several years. However, now we need to ask ourselves, are we not only talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to EDI. Are the EDI initiatives and plans we developed years ago actually working? Are we seeing an impact from these efforts in our communities and among our staff?

Join Amigos Library Services on December 2, 2020 for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise? We will take a closer look at EDI and explore what initiatives in your library have worked, ones that have not.

We are now accepting presentation proposals for this online conference. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Diversity audits and assessments of your library’s collection
  • Implementation of universal design best practices in your library’s digital and physical spaces
  • Successful strategies on engaging your library’s staff, community, and/or campus with EDI education and training
  • Lessons learned in managing controversial EDI issues within your library’s workplace, community, and/or campus
  • Archival and special collections management of materials from underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups
  • Ways to reduce biases in cataloging
  • Proven best practices for inclusive library instruction and critical information literacy
  • Next steps in recruiting, retaining, and leading a diverse library workplace

Please submit your proposal by September 29, 2020. Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding, borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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Jodie Borgerding
Continuing Education Services Manager
MOLIB2GO Coordinator
Amigos Library Services
1190 Meramec Station Road, Suite 207
Ballwin, MO  63021
(972) 340-2897
http://www.amigos.org
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CFP-Essays on Librarians/Archives/Libraries in Graphic Novels, Comic Strips and Sequential Art

Date: November 15, 2020
Subject Fields: Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Library and Information Science, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Essays: Libraries, Archives, and Librarians in Graphic Novels, Comic Strips and Sequential Art edited by Carrye Syma, Donell Callender, and Robert G. Weiner.

The editors of a new collection of articles/essays are seeking essays about the portrayal of libraries, archives and librarians in graphic novels, comic strips, and sequential art/comics. The librarian and the library have a long and varied history in sequential art. Steven M. Bergson’s popular website LIBRARIANS IN COMICS (http://www.ibiblio.org/librariesfaq/comstrp/comstrp.htm; http://www.ibiblio.org/librariesfaq/combks/combks.htm) is a useful reference source and a place to start as is the essay Let’s Talk Comics: Librarians by Megan Halsband (https://blogs.loc.gov/headlinesandheroes/2019/07/lets-talk-comics-librarians/). There are also other websites which discuss librarians in comics and provide a place for scholars to start.

Going as far back as the Atlantean age the librarian is seen as a seeker of knowledge for its own sake. For example, in Kull # 6 (1972) the librarian is trying to convince King Kull that of importance of gaining more knowledge for the journey they about to undertake. Kull is unconvinced, however. In the graphic novel Avengers No Road Home (2019), Hercules utters “Save the Librarian” which indicates just how important librarians are as gatekeepers of knowledge even for Greek Gods. These are just a few examples scholars can find in sequential art that illustrate librarians as characters who take their roles as preservers of knowledge seriously. We will accept essays related to sequential art television shows and movies e.g., Batgirl in the third season of Batman (1966); Stan Lee being a librarian in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) movie.

Some possible topics include:

  • Libraries and librarians in the comic strip Unshelved.
  • Oracle/Batgirl as an information engineer in the DC Universe.
  • Libraries and Librarians in the Marvel Universe Archives in the Star Wars Comics Archives/Librarians in the X-Men series
  • The Librarian in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series
  • The librarian in the Buffy Comics
  • Libraries and Librarians in early and contemporary comic strips
  • Libraries and Librarians during the Golden Age (1940s/1950s) comics.
  • How is information seeking portrayed in graphic novels?
  • Librarians/Libraries in independent comics and graphic novels.
  • The use of graphic novels such as Matt Upson, C. Michael Hall, and Kevin Cannon’s Information Now.
  • Webcomics and Libraries and Librarians
  • In what other ways is the traditional role of librarian portrayed in other types of characters in comics? (oracle, seer, three witches, etc.)

These are just a few suggested topics. Any topic related to librarians/archives/librarians in comics and sequential art will be considered. We are seeking essays of 2,500-5,000 words (no longer) not including notes in APA style for this exciting new volume.

Please send a 300-500-word abstract by November 15th 2020 to Carrye Syma Carrye.Syma@ttu.edu Assistant Academic Dean and Associate Librarian Texas Tech University Libraries

Please note that this will be edited by three editors Rob Weiner, Carrye Syma, and Donell Callender even though Carrye Syma is the initial contact person.

CFP: Virtual National Humanities Conference

We are looking forward to seeing colleagues from near and far at the 2020 Virtual National Humanities Conference on Friday, November 6; Tuesday, November 10; Thursday, November 12; and Friday, November 13.

As we work to finalize the schedule (more details coming soon!), we are pleased to announce two opportunities to participate in the conference:

  1. Propose a Late-Breaking Session: A lot can change in a few months, especially in 2020. Do you have an idea for a session that addresses the challenges and opportunities presented since the initial call for proposals closed in February? Propose a late-breaking session here.
  2. Propose a facilitated conversation topic on humanities work in this unprecedented year, including topics you’d like to discuss right after the 2020 election. These facilitated conversations will take place from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST on Friday, November 6. Please email Kassie Wahlstrom (kwahlstrom@nhalliance.org) with your topic of choice.

We will notify you about whether your late-breaking session or facilitated conversation topic has been accepted by October 1st.

We look forward to sharing a complete schedule along with registration information in the coming weeks. For now, please take a look at our schedule at a glance to help you plan for the conference days.

Please note: All times are listed in ET. Programming will take place in the afternoon and evening to accommodate as many U.S. time zones as possible.

More information coming soon!

National Humanities Alliance
http://www.nhalliance.org/

CFP: 9th International Summit of the Book 2020 & WBIMLC 2020 December 9th-11th Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina & Online

The 9th International Summit of the Book 2020 welcome papers on any of the topics listed here

WBIMLC 2020 welcome papers on any of the topics listed here 

Papers for both the International Summit of the Book and WBIMLC should be prepared using the WBIMLC template available here and submitted electronically to this email address  wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org

After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the International Summit of the Book and the WBIMLC Proceedings Book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649.

Paper Submission: Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
  • Presentation
  • Round table discussion
  • Poster session
  • Workshops
  • Symposia
  • PechaKucha

Instructions for authors/download: Papers should be written in English, prepared using the WBIMLC template, and submitted electronically to this email address wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org. After the second cycle of peer-review, selected papers will be published in the WBIMLC2020 Proceedings and in the peer-reviewed journal “Education for Information” (indexed by SCOPUS: ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649). Registration Fees: €300 Early Bird available up to 30th September 2020 (Request invoice) €350 Full fees after 30th September 2020 (Request Invoice) €400 Payment on Arrival The registration fee includes the following:

  • Preparation of the Proceedings
  • Promotional materials
  • Welcome drink
  • Refreshments during the conference
  • Galla Dinner

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th October 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:  28th October 2020
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline 11th November 2020
  • Dissemination of Final Programme by 30th November 2020
  • Conference dates: 9th-11th December 2020
  • Abstracts and Papers are to be sent to: wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

CFP: Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists

J-SNCA is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to support the theoretical, practical, and scholarly aspects of the archival profession. The editorial board of J-SNCA invites members of the research and archival communities to submit articles for a general issue on archival topics to be published in the Winter of 2020/2021. Focuses on archival methodology, metadata, collecting practices, outreach, and rethinking the goals of archival work in our current age, especially considering COVID-19 and the national conversation on efforts towards anti-racism, are all welcome.

The deadline for article submission is October 1, 2020. All members of the archival community, including students and independent researchers, are welcome to submit articles. If you were slated to present at the cancelled 2020 Society of North Carolina Archivists conference you are particularly encouraged to submit a paper based on your presentation. Contributors need not be members of Society of North Carolina Archivists or live in the state of North Carolina. Article proposals are welcome and encouraged.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.ncarchivists.org/publications/journal-ofthe-society-of-north-carolina-archivists-j-snca/manuscript-submission-guidelines/

Submission contact: kmerryman@unc.edu

CFP: Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
http://www.southwestpca.org
Submissions Open September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture (formerly Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture) area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados of popular culture and cultural heritage settings of all types. We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Histories and profiles of popular culture resources and collections in cultural heritage institutions; a chance to show off what you’ve got to scholars who might want to use it
  • Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources
  • Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs
  • Special exhibits of popular culture resources, outreach programs, etc. of cultural heritage institutions
  • Collection and organization of popular culture resources; marketing and ethical issues
  • Web 2.0, gaming, semantic web, etc. and their impact on libraries, archives, museums, and digital humanities collections
  • The role of public libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in economic hard times and natural disasters
  • Oral history projects
  • Digital humanities and other digital/data-based projects on popular culture, the Southwest, and other relevant subjects, both those based in cultural heritage institutions and those in academia or other organizations.

We encourage proposals for panels and roundtables organized around common themes.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

SWPACA will offer registration reimbursement awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2021. SWPACA will also offer registration reimbursement awards for select undergraduate and graduate students in place of our traditional travel awards. For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/. Registration for the conference will be open and available in late fall. Watch your email for details!

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne Stauffer stauffer@lsu.edu

We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Suzanne M. Stauffer, PhD
Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
270 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
office 225-578-1461 | fax 225-578-4581
stauffer@lsu.edu | http://www.lsu.edu/chse/slis/

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