To support our students and faculty as global citizens, academic libraries are increasingly engaging with broader community efforts to affect positive change. We want to hear about your approaches to addressing inequality, censorship, climate change, misinformation, low civic engagement, and other stressors that impact our students and the world. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Responses to censorship, anti-intellectualism, or misinformation
Collection development in coordination with public or school libraries
Community-inclusive service or events
Collaborations with non-profits or local businesses
Involvement in community sustainability or literacy projects
Social justice collaborations
Indigenous science collaborations
Efforts to foster civic engagement
Community development in special collections and archives
Expanding access to graduates and/or community members
The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations is a historic peer-reviewed, open-access, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to academic discussions of the major issues of our age. We are honored that the editorial board has chosen academic libraries as the topic of their 46th volume and we hope this volume will share our library efforts to outside audiences. We are accepting case studies, research articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces. Only case studies and research articles will be processed through peer review.
Send an abstract* of your proposed article to pr...@humboldt.edu. The abstract deadline is April 7, 2023. Abstracts should include::
Abstract 200-400 words
Name, Title, Affiliation (ex. University name) and Email
If your abstract is accepted, the article deadline will be September 1, 2023. Word count for final article submissions are:
Case studies and research articles: 3,000-6,000 words
Book reviews: 500-2,000
Opinion pieces: 1000-3,000 words
ASA or APA citation styles are recommended.
*The abstracts are for our editorial team review only.