Call for ESS Newsletter Submissions

Deadline for submission: Friday, March 31, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

This is a call for submissions to the third issue of the electronic ACRL European Studies Section (ESS) Newsletter. Embracing the recent merger of SEES and WESS, the Newsletter reflects the state of European Studies Librarianship, equally representing East and West. The newsletter resides on the ESS website, where you can also see archives of past WESS and SEES newsletters. The third issue of the ESS newsletter will be posted around the ALA Annual conference in June.

We rely heavily on your contributions to the Newsletter, and we hope that you will consider adding your news and featured articles to this year’s publication. Please, send your submissions to the individuals listed below for each section.

We are always interested in current world events and how they influence European Librarianship (such as the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the recent Italian election). 

Deadline for submission is Friday, March 31, 2023.


Some other possible topics of submission can include but are not limited to:


Section editors: Megan Bennett ( and Lucia A. Wolf (

  • News from the profession
  • News from abroad
  • Awards
  • Acquisitions
  • Rants 
  • News from vendors (vendor relations committee, we are looking at you!) 
  • Conferences held in the U.S. or Canada
  • Consortia news
  • Exhibitions (including digital exhibitions)
  • Newly available research tools, collections, databases, etc.

Feature articles

Section Editors: Chella Vaidyanathan ( and Iliana Chaleva (

  • Material culture
  • Digital collections
  • Collection highlights
  • New or continuing projects or initiatives of ESS libraries
  • Conference reflections, and articles on diversity reflected in collections

Book reviews

Section Editor: Megan Bennett (

  • Short, 200-word reviews of new books of interest to ESS members


 No section editor at this time, so please email any member of the committee.

  • Amusing book titles
  • Book or film reviews
  • Cartoons
  • Anything that will make fellow librarians smile

Anything else of interest to the ESS librarian community

Please email your submissions to the appropriate section editor! If you are not sure where your submission goes or if it would be a good fit for the newsletter, please, contact the committee chair Megan Bennett (


ESS Newsletter committee