Thursday, May 20, 2021

Call for Proposals - C&RL (College & Research Libraries)


C&RL is seeking proposals for a special issue on library instruction and the one-shot. 

Proposal submissions may include but are not limited to:

  • How one-shots help or hinder our campus-wide instruction efforts
  • How pedagogy is affected by one-shot models, with focus on learning models, educational theory, or critical pedagogy
  • Burnout, turnover, and low morale of instruction librarians engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • Burnout, turnover, and low morale related to tenure and retention for BIPOC librarians and others from marginalized groups engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • One-shots as white supremacy or faux-neutrality
  • The effects of expectations for positivist teaching approaches in one-shots that erase or leave out other ways of knowing (such as Indigenous research practices)
  • How one-shots fit into relational and care work-based instruction programs
  • One-shots’ impact on instruction as feminized labor
  • Other labor-related or critical models that speak to the impact of one-shots
  • Assessment, measurement, and analytics in terms of the one-shot
  • Dreaming and imagination: where do we go, what is ideal? (Submissions in this category can be less formal, and creative or exploratory.)

Approaches to exploring these topics can take multiple approaches, such as theoretical, practical, qualitative, quantitative, philosophical, and other ways of knowing. Manuscripts (~3,000-6,000 words) will go through a peer-review process. C&RL uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. See more on author guidelines here:

Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), contact information, and affiliation
  • Tentative title or focus
  • A proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words

Please submit proposals through this form ( by July 1, 2021. Contact the guest editor, Nicole Pagowsky, with any questions at Also please contact Nicole if you have expertise in any of these areas and would like to be a peer-reviewer for this special issue, regardless of if you submit a proposal or not.

Call for Chapters: Academic Libraries and Collaborative Research Support Services


Editor: Carrie Forbes, PhD, University of Denver Libraries


To be published by Rowman & Littlefield


Proposal Submission Deadline:  Friday, June 11, 2021 (Deadline Extended)


Book Overview: 


Higher education institutions are realizing the importance of enabling internal and external collaborative work, e.g., interdisciplinary research and community partnerships. As a result of both the external pressures and the known benefits, many forms of both internal and external research collaborations have begun to emerge in higher education. At the heart of this change, academic libraries, who have long been models for collaborative work, are increasingly participating in the research process by providing a widening range of research support services beyond traditional reference services. There is a growing body of literature examining these changing academic library roles, but this volume will concentrate on how the nature of collaborative work in libraries is helping to reshape institutional research practices on a national scale. 


The editor of this volume invites chapter proposals for case studies and theoretical essays on the nature of collaborative research practices in higher education with a particular focus on the changing nature of research support services in academic libraries. The volume will have four focus areas: emerging liaison roles, research data management services, the library as publisher, and professional development. 


Submission procedure:


Researchers are invited to submit a working chapter title, an abstract up to 500 words, a writing sample (if possible), and a current CV to the editor Carrie Forbes ( on or before Friday, June 11, 2021. 


In the proposal, please indicate in which section your chapter would best fit and be sure to detail how your essay or case study fits into the overall theme of collaborative research services in academic libraries.


Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by Monday, June 28, 2021, about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines.


Completed chapters will be approximately 4,000-5,000 words in length (not including references) and will be due to the editor by Friday, October 1, 2021.


For the complete call for proposals, please visit:





Carrie Forbes, PhD

Professor/ Associate Dean

University of Denver Libraries

Code4Lib Journal Call for Papers

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 52nd issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 52nd issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid-September 2021, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, June 11, 2021.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.


C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and the challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website:


Remember, for consideration for the 52nd issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, June 11, 2021.  (Use if sending attachments.)


Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.


Mark Swenson, Coordinating Editor for Issue 52 

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee