Call for Proposals – ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL)

Are you doing some innovative research that you would like to share with the world?  Do you have an idea that you’d like to delve into with more detail and attention than an article allows?  Do you want to develop a team of contributors to an edited volume who are willing to grapple with some of the large challenges facing the profession?  Are you interested in offering groundbreaking insights and scenarios for envisioning the future of libraries?

If so, 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 showcases research on a diverse range of contemporary topics in the field, including

●library/writing center collaboration,
●pedagogy and literary research,
●information literacy and learning theory,
●the changing nature of academic libraries,
●staffing for diversity programs,
and other volumes examining a range of other timely trends, including assessment, the future of reference, the changing nature of bibliographic control, and leadership in a changing profession.

The ACRL Publications in Librarianship series encompasses single-authored or co-authored monographs as well as edited volumes. Books in this series typically run 200 to 300 pages, and many of them have grown out of discussions and conversations among colleagues, or from conference programs, resulting in multiple authors contributing to one book.

The Publications in Librarianship Board welcomes book proposals that present compelling scholarly thinking and research findings in academic librarianship. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Digital library development
Scholarly communication
Open-access publishing
Assessment, particularly newer forms such as ROI
Outcome measures and academic libraries
Changing human resource/staffing needs in academic libraries
Innovation and R & D

Questions about the ACRL Publications in Librarianship series can be directed to Craig Gibson, ACRL PIL Board Chair, at:

Additional information about the ACRL Publications in Librarianship series is available  at:, and the outline proposal is available under “Guidelines for Authors” on this web page.