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Call for Articles: Urban Library Journal

By sgodbey on October 12, 2015 10:49 AM | Permalink

Urban Library Journal, an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship, welcomes articles dealing with academic, research, public, school, and special libraries in an urban setting. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Identifying needs and providing services in diverse populations
* Collaborations between institutions and outside groups
* Physical and/or virtual accessibility issues
* Open education resources

Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Proposal submissions and full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website: Proposals are due by November 30, 2015. Full manuscripts are due by January 15, 2016.

For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue:  Proposals should be one page or less and include an overview of the topic as well as its relevance to urban libraries.

Call for Papers: New Review of Academic Librarianship

By sgodbey on May 21, 2015 3:07 PM | Permalink

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS: New Review of Academic Librarianship

"Academic Librarians as Communicators"

The New Review of Academic Librarianship is an international journal that publishes reviews, research, critiques and exemplar case studies on substantive topics relevant to those providing library and information services to academic communities.

The themed issue for 2016 will be Academic Librarians as Communicators, and will cover the broad topic of communications both within academic libraries and beyond. The Guest Editor will be Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian at Maynooth University, the National University of Ireland. Abstracts are requested that focus on new/changing communication methods and communication patterns and their impact on the 21st Century academic library. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Call for contributions to column in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

By sgodbey on April 14, 2015 8:34 AM | Permalink

The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 27, issue 3 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you've attended a conference or program recently or plan to attend upcoming professional meetings related to electronic resources in libraries, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

CFP: Special Issue on New Collaborations and Partnerships in Library Services

By sgodbey on April 13, 2015 1:43 PM | Permalink

OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives (OSS:IDLP) will be publishing a special issue on new collaborations and partnerships in library services, and the issues related to it.  The editor is looking for articles on all aspects of this topic.  Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article.  Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2015.  Articles would be due to the editor by September 1, 2015.  Any questions and proposal should be directed to the editor, not to this listserv.  Thank you.

Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana  46383

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

By sgodbey on March 24, 2015 9:32 AM | Permalink

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 29th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.  To be included in the 29th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid July, 2015, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to  by Friday, April 10, 2015.  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:

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Articles - World Libraries

By nfawley on March 18, 2014 9:57 AM | Permalink

World Libraries is a unique, free, peer-reviewed library and information
science journal. It provides a forum dedicated to all aspects of librarianship
throughout the world. This journal is dedicated to librarians and libraries in
regions without associations or agencies to encourage scholarly communication
and professional development.

World Libraries exists to give a voice to librarians in every nation, allowing
them to freely share their stories and experiences of how they make things work
under unique and sometimes difficult circumstances.

We invite articles on any topic concerning libraries and information services
throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. Material related to
indigenous peoples is especially welcome. We are also interested in studies of
the impact of library and information services on governmental decision making
in any country.

A wide scope is preferred. Material that deals with an entire nation or several
nations will be useful to more readers than items that are limited to the
activities of a single library.

All the best,

CFP: e-journal, Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

By sgodbey on March 13, 2014 4:43 PM | Permalink

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2014 issue of its annual e-journal, Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table.

Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that addresses issues faced by new librarians and LIS students nearing completion of their graduate programs. Article submissions are accepted throughout the year.  Articles should range from 2000 – 4000 words and present original research, practitioner-based research, and/or case studies. Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Editor at to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope.

Article submissions are accepted throughout the year; however, articles received by April 1, 2014 will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2014 issue.

We strongly encourage students in LIS programs to considering submitting articles for publication.

Authors must be NMRT members at the time of publication.

DEADLINE PASSED: Openness in Libraries

By nfawley on February 19, 2014 9:45 AM | Permalink

The Virginia Library Association (VLA) and the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (VLACRL) invite you to contribute manuscripts for a special, peer-reviewed issue of Virginia Libraries dedicated to exploring openness in libraries. 

The October/November/December (v. 4) 2014 issue of Virginia Libraries will focus on the idea of “openness” and how twenty-first century libraries can engage with and promote this idea.  Submissions should be around 3,000 words in length and may represent original research, case studies, essays, or literature reviews on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Open access resources

Open educational resources (OERs)

Massive open online courses (MOOCs)

Open education initiatives

Open source software

Linked data

Institutional repositories

Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)


Instruction and information literacy efforts including open resources

Programming and outreach promoting open resources and discussions

Changing roles of information professionals in an “open” environment

Call For Articles - Journal of Creative Library Practice

By nfawley on February 7, 2014 4:11 PM | Permalink

The Journal of Creative Library Practice (JCLP) is accepting papers and manuscripts concerning library instruction.  We know that many librarians employ creative techniques to teach library instruction sessions, so if you have had success implementing a new method or idea, we would love to hear about it.  Below are some other topic ideas.  Did you:

·         Teach elementary school students how to code?
·         Demonstrate how to use a 3D printer?
·         Implement board game concepts into a session?
·         Create a new way to assess learning outcomes?
·         Teach a class using an established technique but with a twist?
·         Have students use a unique piece of software?

JCLP is an open access journal that publishes articles, opinion pieces, and peer-reviewed research upon acceptance. We encourage submissions about creative practices in all kinds of libraries. For more about the journal, see