[Eril-l] Call for Proposals: Collaborative Librarianship Themed Issue on EDI

Jill Emery jill.emery at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 10:16:58 PST 2021

The co-editors of *Collaborative Librarianship
 invite proposals for a themed, double issue of the journal on
collaboration for equity, diversity and inclusion.

Throughout the world, thousands have been protesting police brutality and
systemic oppression following the brutal killings of Black Americans
including George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and Breonna
Taylor in Kentucky. The ongoing attacks on the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities,
along with the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic, illustrate how
racism, sexism, and homophobia manifest in systems, policies, norms,
practices, and behaviors that oppress marginalized communities. It is
incumbent upon libraries to examine our institutions’ role in sustaining
these systems of inequity in order to create a more inclusive profession.

This themed issue seeks to advance diversity and equity in libraries
through research, commentary, theory, and practice. Engaged scholarship
that draws from lived experience, praxis, and/or critical theory is
encouraged. We welcome articles from professionals working in all types of
libraries and institutions. In keeping with the overall focus of the
journal, all proposals must center collaboration as a key component of the
work of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Through this issue, we aim not
only to advance diversity and equity in libraries but also to generate
lessons for the communities and patrons we serve.

Proposal submissions may include (but are not limited to):

   - Collection diversification efforts
   - Recruitment and retention of librarians of color
   - Addressing whiteness in librarianship
   - Supporting diverse patron populations
   - Incorporation of critical pedagogies or anti-racism into information
   literacy instruction
   - Partnerships for EDI work
   - Other EDI initiatives

*Collaborative Librarianship* is an open access, scholarly journal with
publishing opportunities for both peer-reviewed articles as well as
professional practice reports and columns.

*Deadline for Proposal Submissions: March 22, 2021. *For full details on
the call for proposals, please see

Questions may be directed to the co-editors, Carrie Forbes, at
Carrie.Forbes at du.edu, and Chris Robinson-Nkongola, at audrecr at bgsu.edu.



Carrie Forbes, PhD

Professor/ Associate Dean

University of Denver Libraries

2150 E. Evans Ave, Anderson Academic Commons, Denver, CO, 80208

(303) 871-3407 | library.du.edu
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