Submit to Spring 2022 Biblio-Notes by 4/29!

Send your submissions for the spring 2022 issue in .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf format to LES Biblio-Notes ( by 29 April 2022.

Here is a link to the Fall 2021 newsletter:…

To conform to the Literature in English Section’s (LES) commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, please conform to the following stylistic elements:

  • Use inclusive language, spell out acronyms, and avoid jargon
  • For authors willing to provide them, please include preferred personal pronouns

Ideas for Biblio-Notes articles can include, but are not limited to, the following topics: 

  • Updates/talks/news related to past or forthcoming conferences
  • Innovative projects related to LES at your library
  • Completed or ongoing research projects, scholarship, or other similar content 
  • Library instruction, instructional design, etc. during the pandemic
  • How to develop inclusive literary collections, services, outreach and engagement initiatives, or instructional support
  • Were you recently hired, promoted, published, tenured, or otherwise excellent? Your fellow LES members want to know!
  • Contribute to the “What’s In Your Bag” feature by writing a brief piece that describes a book or books that you read this fall or winter
  • Given that LES endorses the anti-racist actions outlined in ALA Black Caucus’s Statement on Racial Violence, how have you participated to create a more just society? What role, if any, can literature, poetry, creative non-fiction, etc., play in how you envision and materialize such a society?

Biblio-Notes is a newsletter. Brief articles are welcome (25­­­­­­­0-1000 words). If you have any ideas for an article or other relevant content, feel free to let us know. 

We look forward to reading your submissions. 

All the best, 

Stacy Reardon and Matt Roberts 

Editors, Biblio-Notes 

Call for submissions: Biblio-Notes Spring 2015

A message to LES Members from Biblio-Notes editor, John Glover.

Biblio-Notes needs your news and short articles for its Spring issue!

• Going to any conferences this month?
• Tried anything new in your instruction lately?
• How is your library’s open access initiative being received by faculty?
• Have you been involved in interesting collaborations at your library?

Please send your submissions for the Spring 2015 issue in .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf format to by Monday, April 13, 2015. And remember — Biblio-Notes is a newsletter, not Critical Inquiry! Brief articles, activity writeups, and any news of your doings in the 250-1000 word range are perfect. If you have questions, feel free to drop a line.

Biblio-Notes is an online publication produced twice a year by the Literatures in English Section. It includes articles and features of interest to librarians who work with literatures in English. Archived copies of past issues are available online.

Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2013

Editors: Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (Miami University), Laura Braunstein (Dartmouth College), Liorah Golomb (University of Oklahoma)

Potential Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries


The ACRL Literatures in English Section is working on a proposal to sponsor an ACRL publication about digital humanities and subject specialists. Our section has sponsored other ACRL publications, including Literature in English: A Guide for Librarians in the Digital Age edited by Betty H. Day and William A. Wortman and Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment edited by Kathleen A. Johnson and Steven R. Harris. We are looking for approximately 10-15 chapters that examine the role of the librarian subject specialist in digital humanities.


Digital humanities is changing the way that humanities scholars research and teach, and libraries are in a great position to help support these efforts. Subject specialists who work with humanities faculty are in a unique position because they often have good relationships with these faculty and have a strong understanding of their needs, but many subject specialists may lack the training to provide support for digital humanities work. Some subject specialists are lucky enough to work in a library that has a digital scholarship center and has staff that are specially trained to help with metadata and digital projects, but this arrangement can still create challenges for subject specialists as they figure out how to navigate between their faculty and these specialists. This book aims to examine how subject specialists are meeting these challenges and making the most of the opportunities that come their way.


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Examples of successful digital humanities projects.
  • Examples of less than successful digital humanities projects.
  • How a subject specialist trained to be a traditional bibliographer learns the skills necessary to do work in the digital humanities.
  • Examples of how subject specialists can collaborate with/support faculty, or collaborate with IT professionals, Special Collections librarians, Digital Resources librarians, etc.
  • Using digital humanities projects to answer reference questions.
  • How do librarians identify, evaluate, manage, and promote digital humanities projects?
  • How to teach undergraduates and graduate students to use and/or create digital humanities projects?
  • Thought pieces on the role of subject specialists in digital humanities. For example, should subject specialists be involved with digital humanities, or should that work be done by digital humanities librarians?


Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is December 15th, 2013.


Academic library professionals are invited to submit their proposal of not more than 2 pages. Your proposal should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors (identify a main contact); 2) a clear description of the topic you are proposing for a potential chapter; 3) reason why this topic would be of interest to subject specialists; 4) a brief description of your academic institution; and, 5) information about the author(s) showing his/her qualifications for writing the case study/chapter. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 31st, 2014. If the book proposal is accepted, each chapter will be expected to be about 4,000-5,000 words.


Inquiries and submissions can be sent to:


Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Humanities Librarian

Miami University

208 King Library

151 S. Campus Ave.

Oxford, OH 45056