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IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

  • 1.  IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

    Posted 12-20-2019 17:04
    Call for Papers - IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship
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    The IFLA Journal and IFLA's Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and range widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Indigenous research paradigms
    • Cultural safety in libraries
    • What is an Indigenized library?
    • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
    • Working with relational knowledge
    • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
    • Working with cultural materials/protocols
    Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

    Guest Editors

    Rebecca Bateman
    Indigenous Curator
    National Library of Australia
    Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

    Camille Callison
    Indigenous Strategies Librarian
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

    Martha Attridge–Bufton
    Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
    Carleton University
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

    Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
    Head of Collections and Technical Services
    California State University Channel Islands
    Camarillo, California, USA
    Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

    Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sarawak State Library
    Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

    Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
    St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
    New Delhi, NCT, India
    Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section


    How to Submit a Manuscript:
    IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

    For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

    About IFLA Journal
    IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA-Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish-for publication.

    IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

    Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA's website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

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    Steve Witt PhD
    Associate Professor
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Center for Global Studies, Director
    International and Area Studies Library, Head
    IFLA Journal, Editor


    Megan Price
    International Chair - MAHD/SSH
    Newsletter Coordinator - SLA Europe