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Sonya Durney <[log in to unmask]>
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Sonya Durney <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 5 Jun 2023 13:22:46 -0400
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Dear Colleagues,

We are issuing a call for proposals for an edited volume tentatively
titled, Advocacy and Policy Work for Academic and Research Library Workers:
Perspectives and Strategies to be published by ACRL (forthcoming Spring

This book focuses on how academic and research library workers can engage
in advocacy and policy work at different levels (local, regional, and
national), and shares strategies on advocating for specific policies/issues
impacting academic/research libraries. The book will highlight specific
policy issues affecting academic/research libraries, and case
studies/perspectives from academic/research library workers doing advocacy

We encourage submissions from library workers from all types of higher
education/research institutions, including research intensive universities,
public/private universities/colleges, community colleges, rural colleges,
Tribal colleges and universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions,
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Asian American and
Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI). Please
see below for specific topic suggestions. The sections of the book are
tentatively divided as the following:

Section I: Overviews of Public Policy Issues Impacting Academic and
Research Libraries



   Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH)

   Artificial Intelligence

   Broadband Access/Speed

   Controlled Digital Lending

   Copyright (e.g. SMART Copyright Act of 2022)

   Critical Race Theory

   Data Ethics and Access

   Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)

   Digital/Information Literacy

   E-Book Bills & Database Costs

   Environmental impact on data centers

   Ethnic Studies Curriculum Assembly Bills

   Federal Depositories (e.g. Federal Depository Library Program [FDLP]
   Modernization Act)

   Intellectual Freedom


   Federal/State Funding for Higher Education

   Net Neutrality

   Open Access

   Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordable College Textbook Act

   Open Science

   Preservation and Conservation

   Privacy and Surveillance (e.g. Consumer Data Privacy)

   Public access to federally funded research (e.g. OTSP memo on open

   Subject Heading Changes

   United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

   Workforce Development

   & more !

Section II: Perspectives and Strategies from Academic and Research Library

Testimonial experiences and strategies, including but not limited to:
experiences, advocacy work from within, marketing/promotion of messages,
social media engagement with legislators, advocacy and lobbying activities,
library association work, building coalitions, dialogues/interviews, research
case studies, academic/research libraries' efforts supporting public/school
libraries, etc. This may include external and community advocacy from
departments/units within the library or within higher education.

Please fill out this google form to submit your proposal: (title, section,
up to 500 words for abstract/description) in this google form
<> & include a brief biography of all
authors (up to 250 words per person).

See here for proposal reviewing rubric

Each chapter will go through an open peer review process: 2 peer reviewers
will review your chapter and provide input, in addition to 2 co-editors,
and an ACRL copyeditor.

Proposals due: July 31, 2023 and Notifications sent by: August 11, 2023

Proposals will be reviewed by co-editors. Each selected chapter will run
between 1000-3500 words due on November 3, 2023.

Expected Book Publication: Spring 2024.

Please send questions to: Ray Pun at [log in to unmask] Please share this
CFP widely.

Thank you!


Raymond Pun, Alder Graduate School of Education

Sonya M. Durney, University of New England

Tarida Anantachai, North Carolina State University


*Sonya Durney, PhD**, MLIS*
President-Elect | Maine Library Association
Cell: (207) 347-1870
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