Call for Book Proposals — Publications in Librarianship Series

You’re invited to share your research and scholarly thinking through the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series. Recognized for offering some of the best thinking and scholarship in the profession, this book series has showcased research on a diverse range of contemporary topics in the field since 1951. Recent works in the series include Cultural Heritage and the Campus Community: Academic Libraries and Museums in Collaboration (PIL #80), Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy (PIL #79), and The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries (PIL #78). 

The series includes authored and edited volumes, and books are peer reviewed—either by the Editorial Board or via an open peer review process—and indexed. Proposals are reviewed by the Editorial Board on a rolling basis (although proposals will be accepted throughout the year), and the next proposal deadline is March 1, 2024.

The Editorial Board will consider any topic of broad interest that demonstrates commitment to PIL’s core values, especially thorough scholarship and the combination of theory and practice for all types of academic libraries, and is particularly interested in proposals in the following categories:

  • Academic Libraries as an Organization and Place
  • Collections
  • Instruction and Student Support
  • Academic Libraries in Higher Education and Society
  • Technology
  • Interdisciplinarity

The full call for proposals and information on the publication proposal process can be found on the ACRL website. For more information about Publications in Librarianship, please contact Series Editor Mark Shelton at