Journal of Academic Librarianship: call for column contributors

We know that several of our CMLE members are working with technology, so wanted to pass on this call for contributors to  a column for the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Even if you are not working in an academic library, you may still have experience that would be valuable for this audience. I would guess there would be interest in the work high school library people are doing to get students ready for higher education of all sorts. And of course people working with technology in college libraries of all types would have something valuable to contribute.

If you are interested, but but not sure where to start; feel free to check in with us at CMLE Headquarters! We can help brainstorm ideas, get your work outlined, and help edit before you submit it.

Share your ideas and your experience with the profession!! Your voice is valuable and important to hear!

The Journal of Academic Librarianship is seeking contributions for its Managing Technology column. Topic proposals, along with a writing sample, should be submitted to Bethany Latham ( as soon as possible, with a submission date for the finished manuscript of 1 May 2017. Later submission dates are available for columns which will appear later in the volume year. The column’s scope is broad; previous columns have featured thought/opinion pieces as well as essays on approaches to addressing specific, technology-related issues.

Word count is approximately 1800-2200, and examples of previous columns can be found in JAL issues:

  • JAL 42.3 (2016) 284-285.
  • JAL 42.2 (2016): 181-183.
  • JAL 41.6 (2015): 847-849.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or for additional information.


Bethany Latham
Column Editor, Journal of Academic Librarianship

Bethany Latham

Professor  |  Electronic Resources/Documents Librarian

Houston Cole Library

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265