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Call for Abstracts: Academic Libraries Creating Global Community

  • 1.  Call for Abstracts: Academic Libraries Creating Global Community

    Posted Jan 31, 2023 02:38 PM

    Academic Libraries Creating Global Community: Operating Outside of Traditional Roles and Spaces

    To support our students and faculty as global citizens, academic libraries are increasingly engaging with broader community efforts to affect positive change. We want to hear about your approaches to addressing inequality, censorship, climate change, misinformation, low civic engagement, and other stressors that impact our students and the world. Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Responses to censorship, anti-intellectualism, or misinformation
    • Collection development in coordination with public or school libraries
    • Community-inclusive service or events
    • Collaborations with non-profits or local businesses
    • Involvement in community sustainability or literacy projects 
    • Social justice collaborations 
    • Indigenous science collaborations
    • Efforts to foster civic engagement
    • Community development in special collections and archives
    • Expanding access to graduates and/or community members

    The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations is a historic peer-reviewed, open-access, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to academic discussions of the major issues of our age. We are honored that the editorial board has chosen academic libraries as the topic of their 46th volume and we hope this volume will share our library efforts to outside audiences. We are accepting case studies, research articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces. Only case studies and research articles will be processed through peer review.

    Send an abstract* of your proposed article to The abstract deadline is April 7, 2023. Abstracts should include::

    • Article title
    • Abstract 200-400 words
    • Author information:
      • Name
      • Title
      • Affiliation (ex. University name)
      • Email
    If your abstract is accepted, the article deadline will be September 1, 2023. Word count for final article submissions are:
    • Case studies and research articles: 3,000-6,000 words
    • Book reviews: 500-2,000
    • Opinion pieces: 1000-3,000 words

    ASA or APA citation styles are recommended.
    *The abstracts are for our editorial team review only.

    Amanda Dinscore (she/her) MLIS, MS
    Librarian for the College of Professional Studies
    Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, CA