20 December 2019

Announcement

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

IFLA JournalIFLA Journal and IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and ranges widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders.

Guest Editors:

Rebecca Bateman
Indigenous Curator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Martha Attridge–Bufton
Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
Head of Collections and Technical Services
California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, California, USA
Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak State Library
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
Librarian
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, NCT, India
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Indigenous research paradigms
  • Cultural safety in libraries
  • What is an Indigenized library?
  • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
  • Working with relational knowledge
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
  • Working with cultural materials/protocols

Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2020.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

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