Category Archives: Gender Issues in Libraries

Reviewers for Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review

The University of Wisconsin Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian<> is looking for scholars, faculty, and graduate students to write reviews of approximately 500-800 words for publication in Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review.

The fine print:

– We select reviewers and provide writing guidelines. If you haven’t published with us before, we’ll ask you to provide a book or film review as a sample of your writing. This sample does not need to have been published, and the book or film need not be new.

– Selected reviewers must give us copyright (but can use their own contribution in other places after publication in RGWS).

– We cannot offer compensation, but we provide the book which the reviewer gets to keep. The reviewer also gets two print copies of the RGWS issue in which their review is published.

– All reviews are edited before publication; reviewers have the opportunity to approve editing and make final changes.

– Potential reviewers should familiarize themselves with the kinds of reviews we’ve published; see past issues at<>.

If interested, please contact JoAnne Lehman, Senior Editor,<>, to discuss and for a list of books currently available for review.

ALA Annual 2019 juried submissions

ALA Annual

Washington, DC

June 20-25, 2019

The submission site for juried programs at ALA Annual 2019 is now open. For information and deadlines, please refer to the release at

Direct Link to the submission site:

Updated Schedule:

  • Submission Site Opens: June 1, 2018
  • Submission Site Closes: August 31, 2018
  • Final Decisions: November 9, 2018
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018


Advances in Library Administration and Organization Critical Librarianship and Library Management

Call for proposals

Publication due 2020

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon


The critical librarianship movement has shone light on many aspects of our profession and encouraged us to question why we do things the way we do them. One area underexplored in this moment, however, is library management: Are there management practices that need to be questioned or interrogated? Are there progressive practices that have not received the recognition they deserve?


ALAO seeks submissions for the “Critical Librarianship and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to critically examine library management.


Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • Implicit bias and library management/operations
  • Retention and hiring for diversity and inclusion
  • Social justice in library leadership and management


This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020.

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series:

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.

How to submit:

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Critical Librarianship and Library Management. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including a draft abstract of 500 words or less, author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at by August 31, 2018.

Submission deadlines:


Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance sent by: October 31, 2018

Submission deadline for full chapters: February 28, 2019

Comments returned to authors: April 30, 2019

Submission deadline for chapter revisions: June 15, 2019


Currents in Teaching and Learning

Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines, welcomes submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues (Volume 10, Numbers 1 and 2).  We consider all submissions that address new approaches to theories and practices of teaching and learning.

Each year we release two issues of Currents, an open-ended Fall issue and a themed issue in the Spring.  We welcome all teaching and learning-related submissions for the Fall Issues.

The theme for the Spring 2019 issue is “Globalizing learning.” With the intensifying clash between nationalism and globalization, the issue of how to incorporate consciousness of global issues and trends into college education has become ever more critical.  For this issue, we invite submissions that address this issue from theoretical and/or practical perspectives. Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to): 
·       What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education? 
·       What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines? 
·       In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?  

Looking ahead, the theme for the Spring 2020 issue is “Digital Pedagogies.” With their proliferation, diversification, and ever-growing importance in students’ lives, digital technologies present a limitless horizon of opportunities and challenges for educators.  As emerging technologies disrupt established spaces, dynamics, and institutions of learning, it becomes ever more urgent for instructors to reflect critically on how to incorporate digital tools and mediums into pedagogical practices.         

Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to): 

  • How do digital technologies inform issues of accessibility, inclusiveness, and diversity in higher education?
  • In what ways do digital pedagogies shape or reshape dynamics, structures, and hierarchies that are embedded in the academic learning environment? 
  • Are there strategies and concepts that can guide instructors in aligning the bewildering array of emerging technologies with fundamental principles of rigorous learning?
  • How do we pedagogically navigate the intersection of digital media and information literacy?
  • Are there demonstrably effective ways to integrate face-to-face with digital learning environments?
  • What considerations should inform the selection and use of digital technologies in online, hybrid, and/or course design?

Submissions may take the form of:
·      Teaching and Program Reports: short reports from different disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words);
·      Essays: longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today (5700 – 7125 words);
·      Book Reviews: send inquiries attn: Kisha Tracy, Book Review Editor. No unsolicited reviews, please.

We welcome both individual and group submissions.  All submissions must be original, previously unpublished work and, if based in a particular academic discipline, must explicitly consider their relevance and applicability to other disciplines and classroom settings.

Submissions Deadlines:
Fall 2018 issue: August 15, 2018
Spring 2019 issue: December 15, 2018

Submissions received after these dates will be considered on a rolling basis and for the following issue.

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters non-specialist, jargon-free exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars. Published twice a year and addressed to faculty and graduate students across the disciplines, Currents seeks to improve teaching and learning in higher education with short reports on classroom practices as well as longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles, and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today.

For essays and teaching and program reports, send all inquiries to Editor Martin Fromm at  For book reviews, send all inquiries to Book Review Editor Kisha Tracy at For submission guidelines, visit our website at

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a publication of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.   ISSN: 1945-3043

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, a peer-reviewed open access journal ( published through Salve Regina University annually since 2005, invites contributions for its next issue: Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities.


Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities The equal participation of women in politics and government is all important for the successful functioning of vibrant democratic communities in which both women and men can thrive. However, the history of women in American politics tells a story which differs from that reality. Prior to the beginning of the 21st century, women were outsiders in the world of politics, including voting, holding elective office, and serving on juries. Since that time, they have made significant gains. In fact, over the last few decades, women have made progress in political participation in all aspects of political life, although not equally. In the upcoming issue of the journal, we wish to focus on those obstacles and opportunities which have, or may not have, contributed to women’s equal political participation.

Possible Topics:

*         Obstacles-Discrimination by gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and/or religion.
*         Family responsibilities, educational achievement, and cultural norms.
*         Opportunities- changes in law and cultural expectations, public support.
*         Vision of future possibilities for the equitable participation of women in politics.

Submit all manuscripts, electronically, to co-editors:

Dr. Carol Shelton,<>
Dr. Virginia Walsh, R.S.M.,<>

Each manuscript must include:

*         a title page
*         abstract
*         contact information listing:
*         the name of the author(s),
*         institution
*         telephone number
*         email address for all authors.

Please include the home and work address for the corresponding author.

New perspectives in feminist labour history: work and activism

*Bologna, 17-18 January 2019*

The two-days conference called by the EHLN working group “Feminist Labour
History” and the SISLAV working group “Gender and Labour”, supported by the
Department of History and Cultures at Bologna University, explores new
perspectives in gendered labour history as arising in Europe and around the
world since the beginning of the 21st century. The conference builds on and
moves forward the debates on and within feminist labour history which took
place during the Turin (2015) and Paris (2017) conferences of the ELHN,
with the aim of including selected papers in prospective book projects.

The first day of the conference will be devoted to the theme *work and
gender in context*, and addresses two large research contexts: 1) the
variety of forms of work, waged and unwaged, emerging in different
historical periods and places in formal as well as informal economies, and
in occupations traditionally connoted as male or female ; 2) the impact of
socio-economic transformations at the crossroads of the productive and
reproductive spheres. Topics include (but are not limited) to the
following: *precarious, informal, subsistence work*; *gender in typically
male occupations or branches*; *gender and deindustrialization*;

The second day will be devoted to the theme *women’s workers organizing*,
and addresses two large research contexts: 1) forms of labour-related
collective action in different circumstances, time and spaces; 2) the role
of individual women and the women’s movement in addressing workers’ rights
from a gender perspective. Topics include (but are not limited) to the
following: *biographies and digital humanities; varieties of work-place
related activism; women and trade unions; women’s movements and women
workers’ rights.*

*Deadline for submissions:*

The deadline is *July 10th, 2018*. The outcome of the selection will be
communicated by *August 1, 2018* and the programme will be published *by
September 15, 2018*. Full papers (6000-7000 words) are due by *December

*How to apply:*

Please send a 500-word abstract and a short academic CV (max 500 word) to The proposal should include name,
surname, current affiliation and contact details of the proponent. The
subject of the email needs to be: “New perspectives in feminist labour
history”. For additional information:


The conference will take place on *January 17 – 18*, 2019, hosted by the
Department of History and Cultures of the University of Bologna (Bologna,
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2).

*Scientific Committee:*

Rossana Barragan *International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam; *Eloisa
Betti *University of Bologna; *Eileen Boris *University of California
­­­­(Santa Barbara) – International Federation for Research in Women’s
History (President); *Diane Kirby *University Melbourne;
*SilkeNeunsinger *Labour
Movement Archive, Stockholm; *Karin Pallaver *University of Bologna; *Leda
Papastefanaki *University of Ioannina; *Paola Rudan* University of
Bologna; *Marica Tolomelli *University of Bologna; *Shobhana Warrier
of Delhi; *Susan Zimmermann *Central European University (Budapest) –
Conference of Labour and Social History*(President)


Eileen Boris
Hull Professor and Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies
Professor of History, Black Studies, and Global Studies

President International Federation for Research in Women’s History

Zine on Feminist Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy

Call for submissions
A collective of students, activists and teachers at the University of Pennsylvania is calling for submissions for a zine on feminist teaching, learning, and pedagogy.  Partnering with the Alice Paul Center, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive zine that offers a partial dialogue on how feminist ethics and ideals play out in the classroom, whether that classroom is in a university or on the street, in a computer lab or in the kitchen, on social media or in person.  We want to hear from students, activists, educators and others interested in contributing to a feminist conversation about teaching and learning.

We are open to many formats, including short first-hand accounts of feminist teaching practices, poetry, drawings and recordings.  Please feel free to share accounts of strategies and tactics for feminist teaching and learning, tributes to feminist mentors, and advice on what has worked and what hasn’t in the classroom (broadly defined). We are just as interested in experiences of failure as we are in success.  Contributions will be incorporated into a zine on feminist teaching and learning.  This zine is intended for a wide audience, with the goal of being accessible and intersectional. The zine will be distributed throughout Penn’s campus and through local zine exchange networks in Philadelphia. Copies will also be made available via snail mail. Digital copies will not be distributed.

What is a zine? It’s a DIY, self-published document that tends to talk about politics and everyday life. Zines have roots in feminist, punk and anarchist communities. For more info, see here, here and here.

Who is this zine for? This zine is meant for people who want to learn about feminist teaching and learning. We want this zine to be a conversation about planning courses, creating syllabuses, facilitating inclusive discussions, navigating one-on-one teachable moments, fostering accessible learning environments, and more.

How can I contribute? You can submit single- or multi-authored contributions in different modes, including audio, visual and textual materials.  Please send us:

  • 2-5 minute audio recordings (which will transcribed into text)
  • Drawings that are no larger than 8.5 x 11”
  • Written experiences (700 word limit)
  • Citations for our feminist reading list of blogs, zines, books, articles, videos and podcasts

How should I format my submission? Feel free to draw, collage, use stickers, or include other images in your submission. Avoid writing, drawing, or typing too close to the margins so that your submission is not cut off in the photocopying process. If drawing or writing by hand, use thick lines to ensure your submission will photocopy clearly. Zines will be printed in full color in a half-sized layout (8½” x 11” sheets folded in half).

How will submissions be selected? Submissions will be reviewed by the collective.  We hope to take as many submissions as possible, but want to center the experiences of women, trans folk, people of color and others who have been unheard in mainstream discourses on teaching and learning.

When and where should I send my submission? Please send materials through this form by 3pm EST on Friday 4/13. We will do our best to send decisions by Tuesday, 4/17.  If you have any questions about submission topics or formatting, please do not hesitate to reach out via email. Contributors should include any identifying and/or contact information they wish to be published alongside their submission. Anonymous submissions are welcomed.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Grants to use collections

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer several one month residential grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to more deeply utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison General Library System.

The deadline for application is March 1, 2018.

For more information, visit, call 608-265-2505, or<>.

Programs for women and girls: A special section of Women In Libraries

Does you library offer programs that are specifically designed for women and/or girls. Women In Libraries ( published by ALA’s Feminist Task Force is looking for information about successful programming that your library has presented that was geared specifically for, or greatly benefitted, women and girls.

These can be special story hours of affinity programs, finance for women, craft circles or Feminist Art projects, celebrations or discussions around the Women’s March, or discussion and speakers about the #MeToo movement, among other ideas. We are interested in programs from all kinds of libraries: public, school, academic and, special libraries.

Women in Libraries wants to share the news about programs that benefit or are of interest to women and girls in our issue in early February. Please send an up to one page write-up about your program: what you did, who attended, any comments from patrons, or other information that you would like others to know about. This is a good time for us to raise awareness of the things that we do in libraries to support women in a million ways. It is time to share your successful ventures so we can applaud you and others can find ideas for new initiatives. Send articles to Dr. Dolores Fidishun, Editor, Women in Libraries at by Feb. 1, 2018.

We hope to hear from you! 


Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective

The 25th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
March 2, 2018 University of Rochester Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a one-day writing collective on March 2, 2018. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions. The aim of the collective is to create an intimate space for emerging scholars of gender and sexuality to share their work with a focus on preparing the paper for publication. This event is intended as an opportunity for graduate students to consider issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability. Participants will engage with one another in interdisciplinary discussions led by established scholars in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, whose experience and outstanding research in their respective fields will benefit and help shape the papers.

We welcome emerging scholars to join us in this one-day program of events that includes a full day of workshops and a panel discussion.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To learn more about the Susan B. Anthony Center and the Susan B. Anthony Interdisciplinary Conference, please visit:

Please submit a paper (6,000-10,000 words, including your name, broader research interest, and email address) along with a brief biographical statement in Word or PDF format by December 31, 2017, to the graduate organizing committee at

You will receive the committee’s decision by January 31, 2018.

Kind Regards,

The Susan B. Anthony Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Planning Committee
The Susan B. Anthony Institute
The University of Rochester