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 (Advances in Library Administration and Organization) 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
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 email@example.com by August 31, 2018.
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
This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020.
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.