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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries

For a Special Issue on
Practicing Map and Geospatial Information Librarianship through the Lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Manuscript deadline
11 February 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Joshua Sadvari, The Ohio State University
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Theresa Quill, Indiana University
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Dorris Scott, Washington University - St. Louis
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Practicing Map and Geospatial Information Librarianship through the Lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Librarians and library-based geographic information professionals have the ability and responsibility to address issues around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in our professional practice and through engagement with our varied user communities. The purpose of this special issue is to contribute to conversations on how map and geospatial information librarians can approach our work through a DEIA lens and to raise awareness of ongoing efforts, practices, challenges, successes, and work that remains to be done in this space.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: 

    • Supporting a diverse and inclusive community of map and geospatial library professionals
    • Practices, challenges, and successes in diversifying map and geospatial information collections
    • Collections and projects that center perspectives of historically marginalized communities
    • Inclusive and accessible practices in geospatial education
    • Educational activities focused on topics related to equity, social justice, and civic empowerment
    • Practices, challenges, and successes associated with library-community partnerships
    • Connections to information, data, and spatial literacy concepts (e.g., cartography and power relations, traditional knowledge and representations of space, location privacy and surveillance)

Submission Instructions

We encourage a broad range of contributions, including original research articles, collection descriptions, pedagogical approaches, and critical reflection papers aimed at analyzing and interrogating our professional practices. We especially encourage contributions from librarians and library workers from underrepresented and historically marginalized racial, social, and/or class groups and with perspectives from areas of librarianship beyond maps and geospatial information.

Final drafts of papers would be expected for submission by February 11, 2022, and article word limit can range between 2,500 to 5,000 words. When submitting your manuscript to ScholarOne, please indicate that it is associated with a special issue about "Practicing Map and Geospatial Information Librarianship through the Lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility."

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