Call for ESS Newsletter Submissions

Deadline for submission: Friday, April 12, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

This is a call for submissions to the fourth 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 fourth 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, or contact the committee chair. You do not need to be a member of ESS to submit content to the Newsletter. Content submissions in languages other than English are encouraged.

We are always interested in current world events and how they influence European Librarianship (such as the World Cup Kiss, the death of Alexei Navalny, and the situation with the British Royal Family). 

Deadline for submission is Friday, April 12, 2024. If you would like to submit something to the 2024 Newsletter, but do not think you will be able to make the submission date, please contact the committee chair (Megan Bennett;


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


Section editors: Megan Bennett ( and Lucia A. Wolf ( Submissions from non-ESS members are encouraged, as are submissions in languages other than English.

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

Retirements and In Memoriam

No section editor, please contact the committee chair (Megan Bennett;

Feature articles

Section Editors: Chella Vaidyanathan ( and Lia Chaleva ( Submissions from non-ESS members are encouraged, as are submissions in languages other than English.

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

Melting Pot

Section Editor: Megan Bennett (

  • Book reviews: Short, 200-word reviews of new books of interest to ESS members
  • What Am I Reading?: Title, author, publisher, and publication date. Would you recommend the book? If the book is in a language other than English, please add a one to two sentence summary of the book in English.+
  • Travel: short, 200-500-words about your recent travel to Europe. Please send a photo for this section 
  • Humor: amusing book titles, cartoons, or 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 ( Submissions from non-ESS members are encouraged, as are submissions in languages other than English.


ESS Newsletter committee