Friday, March 29, 2019

International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) seeks Book Reviewers

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) reviews new non-fiction books on the intersection of equity, diversity, social justice, information, relevant to its readers. The IJIDI uses a diversity and inclusion lens to review books of interest to scholars, researchers and practitioners in the library and information science and related fields for the purposes of professional development, collection development, student education, and readers’ advisory.

The Journal editors are looking for prospective reviewers for upcoming reviews for the following titles:

1) Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries around the World
Abstract:  This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed.

2) Relevance and Irrelevance: Theories, Factors and Challenges
Abstract:  Relevance drives our actions and channels our attention; it shapes how we make sense of the world and communicate with each other. Irrelevance spreads a twilight which blurs the line between information we do not want to access and information we cannot access. In disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, the information sciences and linguistics, “relevance” has been proposed as a key concept. This book is the first to bring together the often unrelated traditions. Researchers from different fields discuss relevance and relate it to the challenges of “irrelevance”, which have so far been neglected despite their significance for our chances of making well-informed decisions and understanding others. The contributions focus on theoretical and conceptual questions, on specific factors and fields, and on practical and political implications of relevance and irrelevance as forces which are even stronger when they remain in the background.

Reviewers will receive a review copy of each book to read and keep. Reviews are expected 6-8 weeks after receipt of book. Non-fiction reviews are 1000-1200 words in length. Refer to the website for book review submission guidelines.

IJIDI welcomes reviewers from diverse backgrounds and identities, including international reviewers and first time reviewers.

If you are interested in reviewing any of the above titles, and are able to review this title by June 2019, please email Norda at at least 2 pieces of writing samples and your qualifications for reviewing that particular title. To be considered for future book review assignments, complete the IJIDI Book Reviewer Profile form. 

If you have questions or have suggestions for book review titles (non-fiction) please contact: 

Norda Bell, Associate Librarian
York University
Scott Library, Rm 310, 4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3

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