Category Archives: Diversity

Violence Against Women: Special Issue on Gender-based violence on college campuses

Submissions for a special issue of the journal *Violence Against Women* are
sought from scholars and community activists working to end gender based
violence on college campuses. Papers in the special issue will examine
activist and other transformational responses to GBV by students, faculty
and staff, and the ways they are enacting change locally to challenge the
scaffolding of GBV, often described as rape culture (Buchwald, Fletcher &
Roth, 2005; Henry & Powell, 2014), lad culture (Phipps and Young, 2015),
and laddism (Lewis, Marine, & Kenney, 2016). The prioritising of
programmatic, solution-based interventions to tackle GBV in the university
context poses unique challenges to meaningful cultural transformation,
which this volume will productively explore. The special issue provides an
opportunity for critical engagement with institutional policies and
practices in terms of how they contribute to or inhibit cultural
transformation.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by *August 7th* to *Dr. Ruth
Lewis *(ruth.lewis@northumbria.ac.uk) and *Dr. Susan Marine* (
marines@merrimack.edu).

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

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 3,000-4,000 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.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by
July 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place TOL, YOUR LAST NAME on subject
line to: epsteinsc@gmail.com

International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Mission of IJBIDE:

The International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) investigates critically the positioning of diverse individuals in formal and informal contexts of education – from kindergarten to adult education, but also lifelong learning. Diversities here refer to different identity markers such as ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, citizenship, disabilities, educational background and language(s). IJBIDE is clearly positioned within a non-essentialist and non-culturalist perspective. IJBIDE also aims to promote original research methods by linking up macro- and micro- methodological approaches. The journal is fully blind peer reviewed by the best experts in the field and publishes empirical and conceptual research and case studies from around the world.

Indices of IJBIDE:

  • Cabell’s Directories
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory

Coverage of IJBIDE:

The topics covered in the contributions include (but are not limited to):

  • The perception, place and role of diversities in (teacher) education (students, teachers, student-teachers, leadership, etc.)
  • Bullying, bias, segregation and discrimination in education
  • Academic and student mobility and diversities
  • Diversities and informal learning
  • School choices and diversities
  • Teaching about diversities (intercultural/global competence)
  • Forms of discrimination and segregation in education
  • Place/space and diversities
  • Diversities and digital educational technologies
  • Links between ‘home’ and school in relation to diversities (parents)
  • Media representations of diversities in education
  • Assessment, evaluation and diversities
  • Role and place of diversities in education policies
  • Diversities within a school system
  • Teaching material and diversities
  • History of diversities in education
  • Interactions between and integration of students of diverse backgrounds
  • Role and place of teachers of diverse backgrounds
  • Perception and integration of the ‘foreigner’ in education
  • Diversities and multilingual education
  • Methods or methodologies/conceptual approaches and researching diversities
  • Reflexivity and/or critical awareness around diversities in education
  • Social Action and Diversities
  • The commodification or processes of commodifying of diversities in education
  • Inclusive education and diversities
  • The impact of globalization on diversities
  • Social processes and diversification/differentiation
  • Multimodality and diversities

Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-bias-identity-diversities/125026

Where There is Thunder, There is Lightning: EDI and Change in Libraries

Program Date and Time: Sunday, June 25th from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group is looking for lightning talks on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives from a broad range of libraries.

The presentation will be on Sunday, June 25th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL and will include the option for video presentations if you can’t attend in person.

Presenters will have 5 minutes to share their successes and failures with initiatives designed to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in your libraries, which means we have time for up to 12 presentations.

To apply for participation, please submit the following:

Title

Brief description for your presentation

Will you be presenting in person or submitting a video

Email to diversity@ala.org , Use the subject line: Lightning Talk Application

Applications are due by May 15th and participants will be announced by May 31st.

If you have any questions about the event or the process, please contact Martin Garnar at mgarnar@uccs.edu.

2017 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

October 19-21, 2017 in Baltimore, Md

For more information go to http://www.magnapubs.com/2017-leadership-in-higher-education-conference/call-for-proposals.html?utm_campaign=LHE+2017-+Leadership+in+Higher+Education+Conference&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=40774756&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–SlSnoZIBiAdihFfzdD_pttjhEjjG1bNjNOtuq34JN1nTcfz1U2msWaliwxcOmGH4elw4v3Z9WyRRD34_K3dbJOe6a5g&_hsmi=40774756

If you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a conference developed just for academic leaders.

Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leadernewsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its 2nd annual conference, Oct. 19–21 in Baltimore.

As a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference. You’ll extend you own network and grow professionally. You’ll help other academic leaders examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today—and return to campus with an invigorated outlook and an actionable plan for change.

Submitting a proposal is easy.  Areas of interest include the following tracks; however compelling and relevant proposals that fall outside of these designated topics are also welcome:

Topical Area 1: Best Practices for Deans and Department Chairs

Topical Area 2: Leadership and Management

Topical Area 3: Evaluation and Program/Department Assessment

Topical Area 4: Faculty Hiring and Development

Topical Area 5: Issues and Trends in Higher Education

 

Featuring two-and-a-half intensive days of plenary sessions, preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference provides insights to help academic leaders set direction, solve problems, and make a positive imprint on their campus.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise at a conference of your peers.

For more information about the proposal process and how to submit your proposal, please go here.

Submissions are due March 31, 2017.

Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and lodging.

Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections blog

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections, our blog – www.ala.org/intersections.

In particular, we are looking to highlight resources, initiatives, responses, and model practices in diversity, literacy, and outreach services.  Articles are typically 250-500 words, and can include images, video, or any files or shareable resources to help augment your post. We typically look for original articles that are not published elsewhere, and accept proposals on an ongoing basis. We hope you will consider sharing your stories with the larger library community!

Interested in contributing, or have any questions about the blog? Please contact me at 312.280.2140, or email jamundsen@ala.org.

 

CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS),

Call for Papers:

2017 Spring Issue Occasional Paper Series (OPS) is one of the official publications (ISSN 1941-2037) of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). It is an open access publication which provides an opportunity for authors to publish article(s) on a peer-reviewed, official, and professional platform. It is a professional opportunity for you to publish your essays and will benefit many fields in library and information science.     We now welcome submissions to the 2017 Spring issue of CALA OPS. Manuscripts can address any aspects of librarianship. It can be a paper delivered at a conference related to library and information science; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual, or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to librarians of all types of libraries; a compilation of existing documents such as library policies or procedures; or a full­-length research paper.     Manuscripts are usually between 3000-5000 words (English or Chinese) in length. Longer and shorter articles can also be accepted if considered to be relevant and of high quality. All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font throughout. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should follow the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. For detailed submission guidelines, please check the CALA website: http://cala-web.org/publications/ops-editorial-guidelines.     The deadline for submission to the 2017 Spring issue of CALA OPS is Friday, March 31, 2017. Late submissions will be considered for the following issues. Please submit your manuscript via the interface: http://www.cala-web.org/forms/ops-submission. Manuscripts submitted to CALA OPS should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.     Previously published articles are available at http://cala-web.org/publications/ops.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CALA OPS editorial board: Michael Huang (Co-Chair), Stony Brook University, michael.b.huang@stonybrook.edu Suzhen Chen (Co-Chair), University of Hawaii at Manoa, suzhen@hawaii.edu Liangyu Fu, University of Michigan, liangyuf@umich.edu Jennifer (Cong Yan) Zhao, McGill University, jennifer.zhao@mcgill.ca Yingqi Tang, Jacksonville State University, tang@jsu.edu Minhao Jiang, Wayne State University, minhao.jiang4cmte@gmail.com Xiaojie Duan, University of Southern Mississippi, Xiaojie.duan@usm.edu Daisy Nip, Drexel University, daisy_nip@yahoo.com

American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Webinars

Do you have a great idea for a webinar? Share your passions with the profession! The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) welcomes submissions of various topics for our future webinars.  We are especially interested in – but not limited to – areas related to Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach.

Criteria

Successful online webinar proposals should:
  • Name all presenters with relative teaching experience
  • Provide a 250 word description
  • Be aligned with the standards and competencies for diversity.
  • Show plans for presentations allotted for either 60 or 90 minutes.
  •  Clearly outlines learning outcomes for the ODLOS target audience.
  •  Illustrate how the webinar will address a topic of interest for ODLOS.

Topics

Diversity
  • Advocacy
    • Valuing Diversity
    •  Recruitment for Diversity
  • Race
  • Micro-aggressions and Inclusion
  •  LGBT and Gender
  •  Feminism/combating sexism
  • Disability
  • Cultural Competency
    • Intercultural communications
  •  Class
    • Social- economic justice
    • Equity
Literacy
  • Family Literacy
    •  Literacy Across A Lifespan
  •  Adult Education
    •  Employment Recruitment
    •  Employment Services
  •  English Language Learning
    •  Citizenship and Immigration
Outreach
  • Community Organizing and Peace Building
  • Organizational and Institutional Change
  •  Recruitment and Retention
  • Serving Traditionally Underserved Populations

Submission Form

To submit a proposal, complete the online submissions form.

Contact

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256
Email: diversity@ala.org

Sixth REFORMA National Conference (RNC6)

The Call for Proposals to present at the Sixth REFORMA National Conference (RNC6) taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 7-9, 2017 is now open!

The REFORMA National Conference VI Program Committee invites you to present your work with others international library community colleagues in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 7-9, 2017. 

 The conference theme is “Building communities: saving lives”.  Remember that all proposals should reflect the conference theme.  Conference Program Committee will evaluate proposals for relevance to the theme, as well as clarity, originality, and timeliness.  

Proposals deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017.

For more information, please email to jcanfield@pucpr.edu or lgonzalez@northmiamifl.gov

Science, Technology, Race and Gender Two-year Post-Doc

*Opportunity for teaching scholars from historically underrepresented
groups*

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University
invites applications for a two-year Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral
Fellowship beginning Fall 2017. We seek a scholar working in the area of
Science, Technology, and Society as it intersects with gender and race in
the United States. We are particularly interested in candidates with a
social science background.

The goal of the inclusive excellence post-doctoral fellowship program at
Santa Clara University is *to support the early development of teaching
scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups.*  Applicants
must have a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies or a related field, a strong scholarly
trajectory, and experience teaching undergraduates. We seek balance between
teaching and scholarship and are interested in candidates with a passion
for both.

Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University
blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the
Jesuit educational tradition. We are committed to leaving the world a
better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with
our communities and share an entrepreneurial mindset.  Our goal is to help
shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.  Santa Clara’s
undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to
sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.
Our Women’s and Gender Studies Department offers an undergraduate major and
minor.

Application Information: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/5219

Application Deadline: December 30, 2016

Department Chair: Linda Garber, lgarber@scu.edu