November 26, 2008

LJP Series on Gender and Sexuality in Librarianship

Series on Gender and Sexuality in Librarianship

Emily Drabinski, Series Editor

Library Juice Press seeks book proposals and manuscripts for a new series, Gender and Sexuality in Librarianship, edited by Emily Drabinski. This series will publish works from both practical and theoretical perspectives that critically engage issues in the LIS field related to gender and sexual difference. Potential subjects include:

  • Queer and feminist approaches to traditional library topics including classification, pedagogy, collection development
  • Works that address gender and sexuality issues in conjunction with other articulations of difference including race, class, nationality, etc.
  • Practical approaches to developing community-based GLBTQ collections
  • Materials addressing library needs of specific populations, e.g., GLBTQ youth, elders, etc.
  • Workplace issues, e.g., ‘coming out’ at work
  • Historical perspectives on GLBTQ and women’s issues in the library
  • Works that bring library issues into conversation with contemporary theoretical debates in feminist, queer, and gender studies

Please submit queries, proposals, and manuscripts to Emily Drabinski,


  1. Interesting that male is not considered a gender, at least by my impression of this CFP.

    Another instance of not addressing the gender imbalance in libraries, even granting that things are different when considering library administrators.

    Comment by Steven — November 27, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

  2. So you’re interested in the right to lower pay and and slower advancement? Feel free to send Emily a book proposal…

    Seriously though, I think that if someone submitted a monograph or a book proposal concerning a geniune men’s issue in libraries, such as the way public libraries tend not to serve men as well as women, Emily would find it to be within the scope of the series and would evaluate it on its merits.

    Comment by Rory Litwin — November 27, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

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  4. Hi Steven,
    The CFP attempts to be indicative, not definitive. And upon re-reading it, I’m not sure where you get the impression that I wouldn’t be interested in something that took masculinity seriously. I would be. Please feel free to send along any thoughts you might have on a ‘men’s’ book.

    I doubt, actually, that you’ll find many folks with a broader sense of what constitutes ‘gender’ than I have. And I’m pretty acutely aware of men in my life, so definitely count that as one.

    Comment by Emily — December 4, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

  5. This sounds like such an interesting scope of topics, a range I had not considered in-depth (although I hope this can be excused, insofar as library science something to which I have only lately been introduced).

    I wonder if somehow “feminist” precludes Steven’s comment about unrepresented masculinity, not taking into account that feminism does not in any manner negate or exclude men as so many might think.

    Comment by Michelle — December 5, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

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