Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action

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Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
January 4, 2018 to February 28, 2018
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Library and Information Science

Book Publisher: McFarland

 

Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian, Michigan

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida

 

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights, social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming, professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a few.

 

One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published. Public, school and special librarians, LIS instructors are especially encouraged to submit.

 

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by February 28, 2018, brief bio on each author; place TOL, LAST NAME on subject line to: epsteinsc@gmail.com

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