call for research/data management librarian position overviews for ACRL book

18 Apr 2017

Call for research data management librarian position overviews


Working title: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job
Publisher: ACRL Press
Editor: Megan Hodge


Position overviews are invited for The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit, a book collecting practical strategies on landing a first academic librarian position and building and enhancing one’s professional reputation.


Proposals are sought for an overview of research/data management librarian positions. Overviews will be 1000-2000 words and will discuss:

  • Description of preservation work

  • Required skills/credentials

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • Day in the life scenario

  • List of additional resources

Submission Procedure

Proposals should be submitted as a single email attachment to futureacademiclib @ No previously published or simultaneously submitted material, please.


Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), job title(s)

  • Author(s)’ previous writing and publishing history

  • Writing sample (optional)

  • Outline of position overview

Important dates:

Proposals due: May 3, 2017
Authors notified and sent manuscript guidelines: May 30, 2017
Full manuscripts due: August 30, 2017
Final revised manuscripts due: December 30, 2017


For additional information, contact the editor:
Megan Hodge, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, mlhodge @