LibParlor Classifieds are a way to connect with members of the community to discuss research. Use this page to browse opportunities or consider posting a classifieds yourself. There are three types of classifieds: 

  1. Seek Connections. You’re looking for others who are interested in the same research topic or research method. You’re looking to connect but not have a specific project in mind. 
  2. Share Opportunities. You’ve got something, research-related, that you’d like to share with a larger audience. This could be a book chapter proposal, request to take a survey, or participate in a panel/webinar/workshop.
  3. Build Collaborations. You’ve got a project in mind and you’re looking for a collaborator(s). You want to find others who are interested in the same topic and have the space to work on a project with you. This could be a conference proposal, or a long term research project. 

Classifieds are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month in a blog post, and will remain on this page for a length of time that you specify. Questions can be directed to Please fill out our Google Form to see your classifieds on this page!

Current Classifieds

Seeking ConnectionsSharing OpportunitiesBuilding Collaborations

Seeking Connections

Nina Exner, Research Data Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, seeks community to build a monthly librarian-researchers virtual discussion meetup. Nina knows a lot about this topic and would like to build this group. Interested? Contact Nina via her Twitter (@z669_e9) or email (

Sharing Opportunities

Participate in a survey: Teaching Self-Efficacy of Academic Librarians

We are writing to ask you to participate in a research survey measuring academic librarians’ teaching self-efficacy beliefs.  The purpose of this study is to test a scale for measuring teaching self-efficacy of librarians working in higher education. Any person working in an academic library with teaching responsibilities is encouraged to participate. You do not have to have an MLS or be in a professional librarian position.

If you choose to participate, you will complete a survey that will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time, and for any reason.

Results may be published and any identifying data will be removed. There is no identified risk to taking this survey.

Please feel free to share this survey with colleagues who have teaching responsibilities in academic libraries. 


The survey will close at 8 PM EST on Friday, July 29, 2022. 

Thank you for your consideration. Questions about the study may be directed to:

David X. Lemmons

Instruction Coordinator

George Mason University Libraries

Maoria J. Kirker

Lead, Teaching & Learning Team

George Mason University Libraries

CFP: Person-Centered Management in Academic Libraries

We are excited to share that an edited volume, tentatively titled “Person-Centered Management in Academic Libraries,” will be published in 2024 by ALA Editions. This volume will be edited by Dani Brecher Cook, Maoria J. Kirker, and Diann Smothers. We are currently soliciting proposals for chapters that relate to the overall theme of person-centered management. 

At this point, we envision including three types of chapters: Theory (3-4,000 words), Practical (3-4,000 words), and Reflective (1,000 words) chapters. We encourage and welcome ideas beyond these categories, as well as chapters that mix these approaches. 

We welcome submissions by current, former, and aspiring managers; new and experienced writers; and practitioners from community colleges, colleges, and universities.

You can view our full range of suggested topics, our timeline, and a draft version of the book introduction to learn more about our definition of “person-centered management” at:

The proposal form is available at:

All proposals will receive notification of acceptance or rejection by end of August 2022

Library Writing Cooperative:  First Draft Matchmaker

We’d like to highlight an opportunity for individuals to share their first-drafts of a publication or writing endeavor. The Library Writing Cooperative, organized by and for library workers, offers a First Draft Matchmaker service to match volunteer reviewers with writers for supportive and nonjudgmental feedback that can improve the writing process prior to submission at a journal, conference proposal, or trade publication and to encourage many voices to participate in the professional conversation. We invite and encourage participation from those new to writing for the library and information science profession and those who have previously authored works. No prior publication experience is necessary. Reviewers can give your op-ed, essay, article, case study, research papers or conference proposals a thoughtful read and offer suggestions. To learn more, please visit the Library Writing Cooperative’s website, twitter, or email them at

CFP — Children are Welcome Here: Designing Spaces, Policies, & Services to Support Student Parents in the Academic Library 

We are excited to invite case studies for our forthcoming ACRL book, Children are Welcome Here: Designing Spaces, Policies, & Services to Support Student Parents in the Academic Library (working title), with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2023. If you are an academic librarian who has experience with student parents, we invite you to share your stories, experiences, anecdotes or case studies regarding the presence and needs of parenting students at your institutions. These 100-400 word commentaries will be used throughout the book to illustrate content.

Deadline: 7/31/22


CFP: Journal of Information Literacy Special Issue on Critical Information Literacy, June 2023: Call for papers, contributions and publication mentors

Editors: Lauren Smith & Alison Hicks

The aim of this special issue of Journal Information Literacy is twofold: to expand on the rich knowledge sharing occurring in critical information literacy practice; and to highlight explorations of this work from a research perspective. What is the nature of the ways the body of theoretical and research literature on critical information literacy is (and is not) reflected in practice?  How are social changes influencing discourse in librarianship, and in turn, the boundaries between theory, research and practice related to critical information literacy?

We are keen to hear from academics and practitioners across the world. We are also particularly interested in contributions from outwith the confines of academic libraries. Proposals are welcomed in a wide range of formats. We will consider traditional manuscripts focusing on theory or research but are also keen to receive practice-based contributions and those taking unconventional forms. These could include zines, photo- or video-essays, research agendas, collaborative discussions, or audio recordings.

*Mentees:* If you are interested in submitting a contribution to the special edition of JIL but do not feel confident doing this alone, we may be able to pair you with a mentor who can offer guidance throughout the process of creation and submission.

*Mentors:* If you feel you would be a suitable mentor for prospective contributors, please contact Journal of Information Literacy with some information about your areas of interest or expertise.

Deadline: 01/09/2023

Contact: Lauren Smith, and Alison Hicks,

To learn more:

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

Submission deadline: Submissions are ongoing. For more information, please visit this website:

Building Collaborations

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