Call for Papers! Pushing the Margins: Women of Color & Intersectionality in LIS

Library Juice Press editors Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho have put out a call for papers for an upcoming publication titled Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS. Proposals may consider (but are not limited to):

  • Invisible and emotional labor
  • Intersections of multiple identities, such as sexuality, gender identity, and socioeconomic class
  • Leadership, management, promotion, and authority
  • Gender presentation and performance
  • Treatment of women of color library workers who are either not in librarian positions or do not have a library degree
  • Experiences of women of color as library patrons
  • How identity affects approaches to collection development
  • How does structural oppression reproduce itself in spaces that are touted to be egalitarian and democratic?
  • How does one maintain respect in the library when confronted with oppressive treatment or being stereotyped based on one’s race, gender, or other social categories?
  • How can library organizations create better work cultures and environments for staff and patrons to exist as their true selves?

The editors write that “Proposals are welcome from anyone involved in libraries, archives, and information science. Contributions from people of color, those who belong to communities underrepresented in LIS, and those who work in school and public libraries are strongly encouraged. Essays that are straightforward scholarship are invited and welcome, as are more hybrid or creative approaches that incorporate scholarly writing with personal narrative, illustrations, graphics, or other strategies consistent with feminist and antiracist methodologies.”

Proposals should include an abstract of 500 words maximum for an eventual submission of 2000 – 5000 words. Send your proposals to pushingthemargins@gmail.com by October 28, 2016.

For more information check out the full call for papers here!

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