Classifieds

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 libparlor@gmail.com. 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 (nexner@vcu.edu).


Sharing Opportunities

Call for Nominations: Information Literacy Research Awards

The Institute for Information Literacy at Purdue (IILP) invites nominations for its 2022 information literacy research awards. These awards celebrate and highlight the positive difference information literacy researchers make in addressing the significant, unwieldy information challenges our society faces today, ranging from misinformation campaigns designed to confuse and disempower, to a lack of access to credible information that can have life-altering, disproportionate effects on different communities. IILP recognizes excellence in this crucial research with annual awards for: 1) graduate student research and 2) best publication for research examining complex information challenges with the aim of further developing or creating new information literacy models. Each winner will receive a $1000 stipend to extend their research and be featured as an invited speaker at IILP’s ID:EALS symposium (April 12-13, 2023). Graduate Student Information Literacy Research Award: Graduate student researchers (currently enrolled) engaged in research or scholarship examining the role of information literacy in navigating information challenges are eligible for nomination. Best Publication Award for Information Literacy Research: Researchers who published (or will publish) research during 2022 proposing ways information literacy can help us navigate current information challenges are eligible for nomination.

For more information on the nomination and selection process, please see the graduate research award call out or the best publication award callout. Visit the IILP website for more information about the Institute’s mission and initiatives.

Deadline: 12/31/2022

For more questions: Contact the IILP team – InstituteIL@purdue.edu


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 libwrtcoop@gmail.com.


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, lsmith1@qmu.ac.uk and Alison Hicks, a.hicks@ucl.ac.uk

To learn more: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/announcement/view/44


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: http://www.cathla.org


Building Collaborations

Looking for: community college librarians who do research with human subjects

You should be: very organized, curious and interested in the topic

The Scholarly Research Committee of CJCLS is putting together a panel of community college librarians willing to share their experiences either navigating the IRB process at their community college or navigating when there is no IRB process established at their institution. The committee is tentatively looking to schedule this virtual event during the first weeks of December. If you’re at all interested, please email Linda Miles (Head of Reference and Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College – CUNY) at lmiles.librarian@gmail.com. Please share this inquiry with colleagues.