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Call for chapter proposals for ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook

  • 1.  Call for chapter proposals for ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook

    Posted 08-24-2020 16:15

    This is a call for chapters for the ACRL's Data Literacy Cookbook edited by Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University and Meryl Brodsky, University of Texas - Austin.

    We are seeking proposals from academic librarians for chapters describing practiced lesson plans, curriculum map development, activities, and events designed to promote and educate data literacy through library instruction and outreach. We are seeking examples that have been tried and tested. Examples can range from simple and quick door-opener activities, to lessons, courses, and curriculum maps. Audiences of these lessons are not limited to academia; they may also include community-based collaborations and outreach events. Examples of potential topics: 

    • Data visualization and infographics (creation and interpretation)

    • Finding and using secondary data

    • Data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation

    • Interpreting statistics, surveys, polls

    • Data and statistics in the news, and in the disciplines

    • Data literacy outreach and engagement

    • Data Literacy among the disciplines

    • Data carpentry

    • Data citation

    • Personal archiving, naming conventions

    • Research data services 

    Proposals should be ~500 words and include: Title, Audience description, Learning objectives (ties to ACRL Framework for Information Literacy), Length of activity/activities in minutes (if applicable), General description of the activity, lesson, event, or curriculum map, and Assessment.

    Please submit proposals on this Google form: by Sept. 30, 2020. 

    Contributors will be notified of their proposal's status (accepted or rejected) by December 30, 2020. The deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters for revision is April 1, 2021.

    Please contact Meryl Brodsky ( and Kelly Getz ( with questions.

    Thank you.

    Meryl Brodsky
    Communication & Information School Librarian
    University of Texas - Austin