CLIPP Publications Call for Proposals

The ACRL College Libraries Section’s College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) Committee invites you to submit a preliminary proposal for its CLIPP publication series. The CLIPP series allows library staff to share information on practices and procedures they have implemented to address common issues or concerns. Each CLIPP follows a set structure of three parts—literature review, survey results, and sample documents—and should both describe library best practices and provide useful, specific examples that libraries can refer to when developing similar policies and procedures of their own. Recent books published in the series include Academic Librarian Faculty Status: CLIPP #47, Academic Library Job Descriptions: CLIPP #46, Open Educational Resources: CLIPP #45, and Institutional Repositories: CLIPP #44.

While we welcome proposals on any topic relevant for small and mid-sized academic libraries, we are specifically looking for proposals on the following topics:

  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and social justice policies and statements
  • Emergency planning and management
  • Data research management/services
  • Collection development policies for college libraries
  • Mission statements for college libraries
  • Managing student workers
  • Faculty collaborations (relationships, collection building, etc.)
  • Circulation policies (fines, renewals, limits, etc.)
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Library instruction/information literacy assessment plans
  • Support for first-generation students
  • High school to college transition programs

You can find author instructions and more information about the CLIPP program and more on our proposal and publication process on the ACRL website. The submission deadline for this round of proposals is 5:00 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact ACRL Content Strategist Erin Nevius at