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.

Archives Themed Issue: Anglia Journal of English Philology

Anglia, Volume 138 (2020): Issue 3 (Sep 2020)
(subscription)

Special Issue: Archives

Articles

Daniel Stein
Whats in an Archive? Cursory Observations and Serendipitous Reflections

David Kerler
Archive Fever and British Romanticism: Blake, Byron, and Keats

Tim Sommer
Between Aura and Access: Artefactuality, Institutionality, and the Allure of the Archival

Alexander Starre
The Document as Epistemic Object: Notes on Archival Knowledge Cultures

Katrin Horn
Of Gaps and Gossip: Intimacy in the Archive

Michael A. Chaney
Words, Wares, Names: Dave the Potter as American Archive 

Diana Folsom, Renee Harvey and Kristen T. Oertel
From Parchment to Podcast: The Collaborative Process of Building and Unlocking an Archive

Birgit Däwes
The People Shall Continue: Native American Museums as Archives of Futurity

Ryan Cordell
Speculative Bibliography

Thank You David B. Gracy, II

Like many archivists, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. David B. Gracy, II. I met Dr. Gracy many times and always enjoyed our conversations.

Indirectly, it is because of Dr. Gracy that I became interested in publishing. He founded the journal Georgia Archive, now Provenance, which is where I first started as a peer-reviewer and then editor. When I started as Editor, I learned that for several years many advocated to put all the back issues online. Working with many people, this was finally accomplished. Though I heard from many people how appreciative they were for the resource, Dr. Gracy’s note to me is always my most treasured: “I could not be more pleased, and fulfilled for the role of the journal in contributing to advancement of the archival enterprise.” Of course, the credit goes more to Dr. Gracy for starting the journal.

Thank you Dr. Gracy for your unending dedication to archives and for being an inspiration to us all.

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

Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian: Q&A With the Authors (Free)

Join the Linked Data Users Group for a discussion of linked data with authors Cory Lampert, Darnelle Melvin, and Anne Washington

About this Event

Linked Data Users Group: All Users Group Meeting
October 15, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian: Q&A with the Authors

Linked data is already happening right now, evident in projects from Big Tech and the Wikimedia Foundation as well as the Web pages of library service platforms. The goal of exposing cultural institutions’ records to the Web is as important as ever—but for the non-technically minded, linked data can feel like a confusing morass of abstraction, jargon, and acronyms. Get conversant with Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, published by ALA Editions in collaboration with the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

Join the Linked Data Users Group for a discussion of linked data with Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian authors Cory Lampert, Darnelle Melvin, and Anne Washington.

Do you have questions about current and future uses of linked data in libraries? Do you find the whole concept of Linked Data perplexing? Join us for this hour-long virtual Q&A/discussion and bring your questions.

About the Authors of Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian

Cory Lampert is a Professor and the Head of Digital Collections at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries. She is responsible for operations and strategic planning for a dynamic department that comprises digitization facilities, metadata creation, and online delivery of digital collections. Her research interests focus on digital library best practices and linked open data for libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations. She is a co-author of the book Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1995 and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005.

Anne Washington is the Metadata Services Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries, where she is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library and other repository services. Her research interests include technologies, such as linked data, that have the potential to more broadly expose and connect resources as well as inclusive, user-centered approaches to metadata. Anne received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Darnelle Melvin is the Special Collections and Archives Metadata Librarian and an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he is responsible for managing metadata activities, remediation projects, and metadata documentation. He is co-author of Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian and researches metadata, linked data, and resource discovery in relation to digital libraries, repository migrations, and data integration.

(Not presenting but additional book co-author) Scott Carlson is a software and metadata professional with 12+ years of academic library and non-profit experience, Scott is currently a Digital Library Software Engineer focusing on Discovery access with Arizona State University.

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
she/her/hers

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/

SAA Research Forum Recordings Available

The recordings of the Research Forum sessions are now online here: https://www.pathlms.com/saa/events/1994/event_sections/11947

People who registered for the conference have immediate access to the recordings.

For people who were not registered, the all-access recordings package is available to purchase through the conference registration page: https://www2.archivists.org/am2020/attend/Conference-Registration

Many thanks to the presenters and attendees for making the first virtual Research Forum a success!

Kate Neptune and Rebecca Thayer
Research Forum (RF) Coordinators, on behalf of the RF Program Committee

New/Recent Publications

Books

Making Language Visible in the University: English for Academic Purposes and Internationalisation
Bee Bond
(Multilingual Matters, 2020. Note: This is not about archives, but may be relevant to academic archivists)

Boxes: A Field Guide
Edited by Susanne Bauer, Martina Schlünder, Maria Rentetzi
(Mattering Press, 2020)

Reference and Access for Archives and Manuscripts (AFS III, Vol. 4)
Cheryl Oestreicher
(Society of American Archivists, 2020)

Advancing Preservation for Archives and Manuscripts (AFS III, Vol. 5)
Elizabeth Joffrion and Michèle V. Cloonan
(Society of American Archivists, 2020)

Articles

[pt] Curadoria Digital e Custos – Exploração de abordagens e perceções
[en] Digital Curation and its Costs: A Study of Practices and Insights, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Vol. 14 no. 2 (2020), Portuguese Language Special Issue
Luís Corujo, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, Centro de Estudos Clássicos; Jorge Revez, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, Centro de Estudos Clássicos; Carlos Guardado da Silva, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, Centro de Estudos Clássicos

[en] Open Data in Cultural Heritage Institutions: Can We Be Better Than Data Brokers?, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Vol. 14 no. 2 (2020), Portuguese Language Special Issue
S.L. Ziegler, Louisiana State University Libraries

Podcasts

Interview with Indigitizations New Program Manager Kayla Lar-Son

The Kitchen Sisters
Burning Man: Archiving the Ephemeral

Other

The Hyperconnected World of 2030–2040
(Institute for the Future, 2020)