CFP for Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS
Call for chapter proposals
Working title: Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS
Editors: Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger, Krista McCracken
Submission deadline: December 18, 2020
Publisher: Library Juice Press, Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies
Currently there are very few books that contain any content on trans and gender diverse* experiences within library and information science (LIS). Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS will center the lived experiences of trans and gender diverse people in LIS work and education. All authors and editors will be self-identified trans and gender diverse people.
The editors invite submissions from anyone who identifies as trans and/or gender diverse and who works in, teaches, and/or studies library and information science, or has done so in the past, with the goal of representing a wide range of experiences and identities in the final collection.
*We use “trans and gender diverse” to describe any self-identified non-cisgender identities, including nonbinary, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, and others, as well as genders that do not fall within the Western system, such as two spirit, mÄhÅ«, and others.
Proposals with multiple authors are welcome.
Abstract submission deadline: December 18, 2020
Information session: October 6, 2020 at 3:00-4:00pm EST
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: February 19, 2021
First drafts due: June 18, 2021
Final drafts due: September 17, 2021
Final manuscript due to publisher: January 1, 2022
Please use this form to submit proposals. Note that acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee inclusion in the final book.
Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and include a short biographical statement. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts about different possible topics. Material cannot be previously published. Final chapters should be in the 1,000 to 5,000 word range.
For those interested in submitting a proposal, or learning more about the book, the editors will be holding an information session October 6, 2020 at 3pm EST to answer questions. Register for the session using this form.
Any questions can be directed to trans.voices.LIS@gmail.com or to any of the editors.
Authors and Anonymity
We are fully aware that many trans and gender diverse people may not be able to comfortably or safely share their experiences with their name attached. Any authors may use a pseudonym or have their chapters published anonymously. The editors will communicate with all authors to ensure that nobody has information shared that they would prefer not to.
For more information, including possible topics to consider, please visit: https://litwinbooks.com/cfp-for-trans-and-gender-diverse-voices-in-lis/
About the editors
Kalani Adolpho (they/them) is a queer, trans, non-binary, and hapa (Kanaka Maoli and white) archivist. They are the Processing Archivist for Manuscripts and Archives Management at University of Miami Libraries. Kalani has presented on trans and gender diverse inclusion in libraries, diversity residencies, and colonialism in cataloging. Kalani can be contacted at email@example.com.
Stephen Krueger (he/him or they/them) is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Dartmouth College. He has written and presented extensively on trans inclusion in libraries, including the book Supporting Trans People in Libraries and the webinar Supporting Trans Library Employees (see full details at https://www.stephengkrueger.com/scholarly-work). Stephen is the founding member of the Gender Variant LIS Network. Contact Stephen at Stephen.G.Krueger@dartmouth.edu.
Krista McCracken (they/them) is a queer non-binary archivist and public historian. They work as the Researcher/Curator for the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Arthur A. Wishart Library at Algoma University. Their work focuses on community archives, access and outreach. Krista can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.