Call for Chapters: Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners Published by ACRL Press

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Chapter Proposals due: January 15, 2021 **

We invite chapter proposals for this edited collection to be published by ACRL Press.

About the Book

We seek to deepen our understanding of equitable and inclusive theories and practices in order to provide instructors with new grounding for both their individual teaching and their instruction program. Some of the questions we seek to address in this publication include: How do theories and practices related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies inspire your teaching? How have librarians engaged in equitable and inclusive teaching? How might librarians implement equitable and inclusive pedagogy in ways specific to library instruction?

Taking an inclusive approach to content, chapters will take a variety of formats such as: reflective and personal essays, narratives, analytical and academic essays, case studies, autoethnographies, lesson plans, or zines and other graphic formats. You can share your ideas for your own teaching or take a more programmatic approach. Submissions may reflect the range of instructional activities and settings with which academic library educators engage: special collections, data management, information literacy, digital scholarship, open education, and others, across the many different types of academic libraries. We encourage submissions from institutions that are underrepresented in information literacy literature, such as community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

Our book is unique in that it will share a range of theories related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies while also featuring examples of inclusive teaching in action. Academic library educators will gain both the theoretical foundations and practical applications to adopt more inclusive teaching practices.

Submission Procedure

Please submit an initial chapter proposal description of up to 500 words and a tentative chapter title. The proposal form also asks you to include your approach (e.g., reflective essay on a theoretical approach, case study about data skills workshops) and a description of the content you will include in your chapter. Additional fields include: the author(s)’ names, titles, and institutional affiliations.

Please submit proposals to: Google Form

Publication Timeline

Proposals are due by January 15, 2021** Authors will be notified of their status (accept or decline) by February 15, 2021 A first draft of approximately 2000-5000 words (excluding endnotes and bibliography) will be due on May 15, 2021 After receiving editorial feedback, a final draft will be due on August 30, 2021.
Chapters must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

**Special note – We acknowledge the nature of the difficult times we are living in means schedules can be unpredictable. If you have an idea though are unsure of your schedule, please reach out to one of the editors to express your interest and share your idea. We can see what can be figured out.**

Anticipated book publication is 2022. Chapter authors will be able to make their chapters open access by posting final copies of their chapter in their institutional repositories.

For questions or to request additional information, please email:

Jane Nichols, Oregon State University
Melissa Mallon, Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Foster, University of Chicago
Ariana Santiago, University of Houston
Maura Seale, University of Michigan
Robin Brown, Borough of Manhattan Community College