Category Archives: Women’s Studies Librarianship

Feminisms and Leadership: Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue

Call for papers
Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue
Feminisms and Leadership

‘Leadership’ is a highly regulative practice, and is pervasive in our personal and political realms. Under late capitalism, academic and popular discourse continues to represent leadership in gender essentialist terms, through the figure of the ‘great man’. Notions of the ‘great leader’ are rarely tied to colonial domination, which consolidated leadership as the natural and legitimate enterprise of white, ‘civilizing’ masculinity (Mohanty, 2004). This is reflected in the ongoing proliferation of leadership as a marker of individual stature, and the reproduction of white patriarchal power in global corporate and political spaces.

Feminist attention has been dedicated to understanding differential leadership experiences within this highly gendered terrain. However, a wealth of feminist literature continues to promote women’s leadership in these spaces without dismantling the spaces themselves. Moreover, unchecked histories of racism, sexism, classism, and ableism function to keep notions of ‘successful’ leadership firmly within the confines of dominant globalizing forces.

The call: “Do not become the master’s tool!” (Ahmed, 2017, p. 160), inspires the commitment that we will never use the master’s tools (Lorde, 1984) to resist these forces. Following this commitment, current feminist work in psychology calls for collective feminist leadership and resistance through ‘feminist counter-publics’ (Rúdólfsdóttir & Jóhannsdóttir, 2018). More broadly, Lewis and Pullen (2018) call for the strengthening of feminist work in organizational studies, arguing: “…we have never needed it more than we do now” (p. 108).

In the spirit of these calls to action, this special issue invites feminist work that rewrites notions of ‘successful’ leadership in psychology and related academic and non-academic disciplines. Contributions may include, but are not limited to work that considers:

*   Intersections of race and class, gender, sexuality, and/or disability, with leadership.
*   Leadership in contexts of feminist activism, movements, and political resistance.
*   Reimagining leadership in/outside of elite or corporate contexts.
*   Bad or ‘toxic’ leadership.

Contributions may include original articles (up to 3000-7000 words), observations and commentaries (up to 2500 words) or creative pieces (up to 2000 words). Submissions will be subject to the usual peer review process. The deadline for submissions is January 7th 2019. Queries can be sent to editor.powsr@gmail.com Lucy Thompson (aymorluc@msu.edu<mailto:aymorluc@msu.edu>).

Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference

Call for Proposals for the 2019 AWP Conference

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2019 Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference to be held at Gurney’s Resort on Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Preconference sessions and a Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday February 28th. The conference will begin on Friday March 1st and end on Sunday March 3rd.

The proposal submission link for the 2019 AWP Conference is now available at awpsych.org <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fawpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=Q4HgMOc6nXE%2F3xhhjSyOVudectIPAPqJ0onw6jRmj7w%3D&amp;reserved=0> . It will be available from September 3, 2018 through October 17, 2018.

We encourage scholarly proposals that address feminist issues consistent with AWP’s mission from anyone wishing to share ideas, work, or personal journeys. Proposals should address one or more of the topics related to our conference theme. We especially encourage multigenerational, multicultural, and multidisciplinary proposals with co-presenters. For more information about AWP or our conference, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.awpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=z4db0F2sidmV9jcAiiHmIUt7UkpX%2BQeXNVBCH49vwYk%3D&amp;reserved=0<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.awpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=K11rJ3tAGC6XfweFsffTdVTHV%2F2aFfb7LoV3s3VplIM%3D&amp;reserved=0> .

Our conference will feature some well-known speakers and exciting activities, events, and exhibits. We would love to have you participate in our conference and recharge with some “Vitamin F – Feminism and Fun”!

It is our pleasure to announce that our Friday morning keynote speaker will be Laura Brown, whose career as a feminist therapist and her classic publications on that topic are perfectly suited for our theme: Gold, Bold and More to Be Told. We are also excited to announce that Jennifer Freyd, whose Bold work on Institutional and Interpersonal Betrayal is nationally recognized, will be a member of a plenary panel on Saturday morning. She will be joined by youth activist Reza Clifton of Girls Rock RI and a third panelist TBA.

The conference will feature some of the most popular events that we had in 2009, including the Kim Trusty Band at the Saturday Night Dance. We will also include some new features such as an interactive Photo Activist Project and Feminist Karaoke on Friday night. Exhibits and sessions will highlight AWP’s 50-year history and there will be birthday cake for the celebration!. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who have served on the Implementation Collective and longtime AWP members to reunite and to meet AWP’s next generation!

ER&L 2019

ER&L 2019 will be held March 3-6, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

ER&L’s 2019 Call for Session Proposals is currently seeking 45-minute session proposals and 15-minute short talks for the 2019 conference in the following areas, with complete descriptions of each track available online athttp://www.electroniclibrarian.org/about/tracks/:
1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing
2. Collection Development & Assessment
3. Organizational Strategies
4. External Relationships
5. User Experience & Promotion
6. Scholarly Communication & Library Publishing
7. Emerging Technologies & Trends
8. Data Science & Libraries
Program Selection Criteria: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness.
Sessions: The 45-minute session has been a part of ER&L since the beginning. Co-authorship and co-presenting is easily accommodated in this longer length format. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.

Short talks: The 15-minute short talk session is a newer addition to the ER&L program. This format allows for ideas or initiates in progress to be presented without a full session length session. Similar short talk topics will be clustered. Due to the session length, this format readily accommodates single presenters, but co-authorship is welcome. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.
* All presenters will be required to register for the conference at the discounted rate and are expected to attend the conference to make their presentation.
* Program sessions, workshops, short-talks and posters are to be for the purpose of communicating relevant content to librarians, publishers, and library vendors. They are not to be used as a marketing opportunity or to sell product or services. Companies interested in presenting a sponsored content session, please contact us at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

Submission Deadline: September 24, 2018

Further information is available online at:

https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/conference-info/speaking-opps/

Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at: hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

2019 Transformative Learning Conference

March 14-15, 2019
Downtown Oklahoma City, OK
March 13, 2019, Pre-Conference Institute, Edmond, OK
Learning Spaces:
Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences

Conference Threads

Extending Transformative Learning Beyond the Classroom
Facilitating Transformative Learning in Online Environments
Student-Faculty Collaboration for Transformative Learning
Transformative Learning in Higher Education

We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Transformative Learning Conference – “Learning Spaces: Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences.” The call for proposals is open August 21, 2018 through Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

http://sites.uco.edu/central/tl/conference/proposals.asp

Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery

Personal essay contributions are desired for a proposed edited book: Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery.

Editor: Stacy Russo, Librarian/Associate Professor, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, stacy@love-activism.com

How is “Feminist Pilgrimage” Being Defined?

Within this context, a feminist pilgrimage is understood as one of the following:

• a journey taken to visit an important feminist landmark, artwork, or individual.

• traveling to a destination as a means of radical self-care, discovery, and/or healing, such as returning to one’s home land; taking a solo road trip; going on a personal or group retreat; or making a journey to a place that has deep personal meaning.

• a pilgrimage taken for personal or professional reasons that is performed with a feminist vision.

How is Feminism Being Defined?

There are many definitions and understandings of feminism. One’s understanding may also evolve over time through personal and collective experiences. For the purposes of allowing for the most self-expression and freedom in the creative process, the editor is not providing an overarching definition.

Guidelines

All genders are welcome as contributors. Only non-fiction, first-person accounts are desired. Writing should be in the form of a personal essay. Text-only works and works including artwork with text will be considered. Fictional pieces and poetry will not be accepted. Original works that have not been previously published are preferred. Previously published essays will be considered, but you will need to gain permissions for re-publication and provide proof of the permission. Writing should be free of highly theoretical language and academic jargon. Footnotes and references, if any, should be minor. Tone should be for a crossover general and academic audience.

Proposals

Please submit proposals of up to 500 words by November 1, 2018. Include an author’s bio of up to 150 words. Within your proposal, please provide a clear representation of what your essay will entail. What was your pilgrimage? Where did you travel? What did you discover? Why was the pilgrimage important to you? How does it relate to your understanding of feminism? After review of your proposal, you will be contacted regarding your submission. Please do not submit completed works at this stage. Send your proposal to stacy@love-activism.com

Final Essays

If your proposal is accepted, your final essay must be 1,500 – 4,000 words and submitted publication-ready. If you believe your piece requires a good amount of editing or it does not fit within the required word count, please seek the assistance of an editor prior to your final submission. Pieces that require extensive editing will not be published. Once your final work is submitted, only light grammatical editing will occur.

Timeline

• Deadline for Proposals and Bios: November 1, 2018

• Notifications on Proposals Sent: December 1, 2018

• Deadline for Publication-Ready Essays: June 1, 2019

All contributors will receive a copy of the published book and will be invited to participate in any book-related events.

Editor Bio

Stacy Russo, a librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California, is a writer, poet, and artist. Her book publications include A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work (forthcoming); Love Activism (Litwin Books); We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s/1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene (Santa Monica Press); Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from The Progressive (Litwin Books); and The Library as Place in California (McFarland). Her articles, poetry, and reviews have appeared in Feminist Teacher, Feminist Collections, American Libraries, Counterpoise, Library Journal, Chaffey Review, Serials Review, and the anthology Open Doors: An Invitation to Poetry (Chaparral Canyon Press). She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; Chapman University; and San Jose State University.

Please reach the editor, Stacy Russo, at stacy@love-activism.com with any questions. Thank you for your interest in this exciting and inspiring project!

Creativity and Creativity Enhancement Special issue of The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Creativity and Creativity Enhancement – Guest Editor (Dr. Arpan Yagnik) Spring 2019:

We invite you to submit your manuscript for an upcoming special issue of The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences. This special issue is on advancing a robust understanding of Creativity and Creativity Enhancement. the Guest Editor is Dr Arpan Yagnik, Penn State Behrend.

Abstract submissions are now open
Abstract submissions will close September 30, 2018

Editorial Board final review and expected publication: Spring 2019

Creativity is a powerful force allowing individuals to connect the seemingly unconnected and broaden the horizons of human imagination. Creativity is highly valued in the contemporary American society. Creativity is one of the most sought after skills by recruiters along with communication. Creative individuals and ideas have a special place in society due to their high impact contributions.

In this issue we invite paper proposals from researchers of diverse backgrounds whose work touches upon the theoretical or the applied aspects of creativity or enhancement of creativity in any of the following areas:

  • Community Development
  • Communication
  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Technology & Innovation

Studies of creativity in different contexts, cultures, and disciplines, new conceptualizations, new methods of assessment, scale development, theoretical advancements, introducing new creativity enhancement strategies, and assessing or examining an existing creativity enhancement strategy will be given preference.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract (no more than 350 words) for initial review. Upon approval you will be invited to submit your manuscript for blind peer review. If invited, you will need to submit your manuscript electronically following the submission and formatting guidelines provided on the journal website. Your manuscripts will be sent to international reviewers for blind peer review. Based on the feedback provided by the reviewers, a decision (acceptance, revision, rejection) pertaining your manuscript will be communicated to you. All accepted articles will be screened using plagiarism check software.

Send your abstract to the Guest Editor via the Submit Manuscript pagePlease mark your submission Special Issue on the submission form.

For additional information regarding the special issue, please contact the Guest Editor.

Guest Editor: Dr Arpan Yagnik, Penn State Behrend.
Emailyagnik@psu.edu

https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-psychology-and-the-behavioral-sciences/

ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action

Call for Posters

 ACRL/NY is seeking poster proposals for our upcoming symposium: Libraries in Direct Action. We are specifically looking for poster proposals that showcase micro-actions libraries are taking to mitigate and alleviate barriers to patron success.  

 Sample themes and topics include, but are not limited to:

Student wellness and mental health resources in the library 

Collaboration with student support services for student success

Navigating changes in immigration and education policies for students

Food security/food issues for campus communities

Housing issues for campus communities

Environmental impact and sustainability  

Outreach to under served populations 

Other practices for helping patrons through service 

 

Selection will be done by a blind review; please do not include any identifying information in your abstract.  Proposals can be submitted using this form.

 

Proposals for posters must be received by September 4th 2018

 

The symposium will be held on Friday, December 7 at the Baruch College Vertical Campus. Selected candidates will be notified by October. 

 

Posters can be displayed on the provided 5’x 2′ tables or on standing easels. Posters cannot be displayed on walls. 

 

If you have any questions about the poster selection process, please contact Maureen Clements at mclements2@mercy.edu.

 

We also encourage all collaborators to come to the symposium and present their work (including students, support offices, paraprofessionals etc.).

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<https://www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/> 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 www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/publications/gwsresources/newest-items/<http://www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/publications/gwsresources/newest-items/>.

If interested, please contact JoAnne Lehman, Senior Editor, joanne.lehman@wisc.edu<mailto:joanne.lehman@wisc.edu>, to discuss and for a list of books currently available for review.

Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships

VAL Call for Proposals

 

For more info go to http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/valtravel

The Association of College and Research Libraries is offering travel scholarships of up to $2,000 each for librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education. This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee to support librarians in their efforts to communicate to our partners in higher education including administrators, scholars, and teachers working in all disciplines. These travel scholarships support the community in taking up a recommendation from the ACRL report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared by OCLC Research and released in September 2017 for download or purchase) that academic librarians effectively communicate their contributions both up to institutional stakeholders and out to other departments.

ACRL invites applications from those seeking to present work on the impact of academic libraries at higher education conferences or disciplinary conferences where they will reach a wide audience (scholarships will not be awarded for travel to library conferences). The presentations may be based on practice-based work or formal research projects.

To have the greatest possible effect, the committee seeks strong applicants who bring a range of perspectives in terms of types of institutions, geographical regions, and nature of the work presented.

The conference must take place between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Reimbursable expenses include conference registration, lodging, travel (round-trip economy airfare, train ticket, or mileage), and meals (up to $50 per diem). The applicant should clearly outline estimated expenses in the budget.

Eligibility

Each applicant must be a member of ACRL and employed as a librarian or information professional in an academic or research library in the year prior to application for the travel scholarship.

The applicant must have submitted a proposal to the conference where he/she wishes to present at the time of application. Granting of the scholarship is conditional upon the proposal being accepted by that conference.

Criteria

The purpose of the travel scholarships is to support communication about the significance of libraries to other stakeholders in higher education. The presentation may be based on past or current initiatives. A subcommittee of member leaders from the Value of Academic Libraries Committee will review proposals with the following criteria in mind:

  • How well does the proposed presentation align with the Value of Academic Library goals and objectives as stated in ACRL’s strategic plan?
    • The proposal should explicitly state how it supports the VAL objectives in the strategic plan.
  • Does the topic align with current interests and trends in higher education and libraries?
    • The proposal should identify current trends – in scholarship and/or practice – and how the work being presented advances those trends.
  • Is the proposed presentation clear and intriguing? Does it investigate or provide new ways of thinking about the impact of academic libraries? Are the ideas well-conceived, developed, and articulated?
    • The proposal should clearly outline its purpose and outcomes, as well as appropriate methodology utilized. If the project/research on which this presentation is based has not yet been completed, a timeline for completion should be outlined.
  • Is the need for funding strongly articulated and demonstrated?
    • The budget should be clearly outlined, along with discussion of any alternative or additional sources of funding.
  • Is the reason for presenting this project at the stated conference compelling? Does it fit closely with stakeholder interests? Why is the presentation format chosen appropriate?
    • The proposal should consider the primary audience of the conference and how the presentation will engage them.

Application Instructions

The application cover sheet is available to download here. Please fill it out, save it, and combine it into a single PDF with the other application documents detailed below.

Your application should include:

  1. A completed cover sheet
  2. Conference abstract (maximum 2 pages)
    1. Include the abstract/proposal you submitted to the conference, which should clearly outline the purpose, methodology, and outcomes of the project on which this presentation is based.
  3. Scholarship proposal (maximum 2 pages)
    1. Address how this presentation will contribute to ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative and strategic plan.
    2. The proposal should clearly state why this specific conference is a good place to present based on supporting evidence such as the primary audience and what sort of institutional stakeholders they represent (e.g. administrators, faculty, educational researchers, etc.). Also address the presentation format and why it’s suitable for highlighting the value of academic libraries.
    3. If you collaborated on this project with others, please briefly explain the role of the different members of the project team.
  4. Estimated budget (maximum 2 pages using the budget worksheet provided)
    1. If you stated that you have other funds available from your institution or another source of support to travel to this conference, please explain briefly what this funding supports and why you are seeking an ACRL travel scholarship in addition to it.
    2. Provide an itemized budget with a list of anticipated expenses totaling no more than $2000. Reimbursable expenses include conference registration, lodging, travel (round-trip economy airfare, train ticket, or mileage), and meals (up to $50 per diem).
  5. Your CV or résumé
  6. Statement of institutional support (maximum 1 page)
    1. This should be written by your supervisor, department head, library director, provost, etc. to indicate that they support travel to the conference as part of your professional development and, if applicable, will provide other funds to supplement this scholarship. It does not need to be on letterhead or signed, but should have the statement author’s name, job title, email address, and phone number.

Application Deadlines

The deadline to submit your completed Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarship Application for the current round of awards is 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, August 31, 2018. Applicants will receive notice of the status of their travel scholarship applications by October 19, 2018.

The deadline for the next round will be February 15, 2019 and those applicants will receive notice by April 1. Both of these rounds of applications apply to travel between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.

Electronic submissions are required. Email a single PDF file of all required documents to Sara Goek, sgoek@ala.org.

Obligations

Award recipients must:

  1. Submit a claim for reimbursable expenses – not exceeding the proposed costs – by Aug. 31, 2019. Include the reimbursement request form and all required documentation.
  2. Acknowledge in their conference presentation that they received ACRL funding.
  3. Provide ACRL staff with a copy of their conference presentation and a brief textual description (abstract) which ACRL may disseminate online, for example as part of a blog post or other update to the community.

Further Information

See the application frequently asked questions for more details about applying.

If your questions are not answered on the website, please contact ACRL Program Manager and Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow Sara Goek at: sgoek@ala.org or 312-280-5841.

Digitorium 2018

Event:                  Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When:                  Thursday, October 4 – Saturday, October 6, 2018

Where:                 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

for more information go to https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/cfp/

We are delighted to invite proposals for Digitorium 2018, a large-scale, international Digital Humanities conference to be held for the fourth time at The University of Alabama, October 4 – 6, 2018.

We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship. The conference will host research presentations, roundtables, and workshops throughout the event for participants to gain new digital skills, and to share their expertise in using particular tools. The workshops allow participants to see the scholarly results of using a given digital tool (e.g., OpenRefine, oXygen, Story Maps, QGIS, Paper Machines, Visual Eyes, etc.), and then to learn how to use it themselves. For these sessions, we invite proposals from scholars interested in giving an initial 10-20 minute paper about their research project followed by leading a 30-40 minute hands-on workshop in which they will teach other participants how to use one of the digital tools deployed for the research presentation.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is July 27, 2018.

We have two key “pathways” for which participants can submit abstracts:

  • Digital Methods: presentations on exciting new applications of digital methods, whether to bring an under-served subject to public attention, or to break new ground in established fields.
  • Digital Pedagogy and Public Scholarship: presentations on the use of digital methods in innovative teaching approaches, and for public outreach by universities, libraries, museums, and other institutions who are engaging communities via digital scholarship.

Proposals:

We seek proposals for the following types of presentation for the conference:

  • 20-minute papers.
  • 5-minute lightning talks.
  • Workshops: a 10-20 minute paper followed by leading a hands-on workshop using the tool employed for your research (see above for details).
  • Posters.
  • Digital exhibits
    • Bring your digital exhibit to the conference and present it as you would a poster.
  • Workshops to share techniques which you have found useful.
  • Roundtables.
  • Experiential presentations
    • 20-30 minute workshop-style presentations walking your audience through a digital method which you have used for specific scholarly outcomes.
  • Panels of three or four 20-minute papers or two experiential presentations.
  • Panels comprised of a whole project team.

All proposals should be made via the Submissions page on the conference website.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is July 27, 2018.

For more information about the conference, including our plenary speakers, the venue, and the departments generously offering their support for this event, please explore our website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Thomas C. Wilson, Associate Dean for Research & Technology at tcwilson@ua.edu.

Digitorium is made possible by the generous support of the University Libraries at The University of Alabama.