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Rebecca Hyams

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LACUNY Update
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:14:31 AM »
There isn't *too much* to report on, as our first Council meeting of the academic year will be next week from 2-4pm so there hasn't been much activity in the past few months.

However, we do have one thing:

The editors of Urban Library Journal (https://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/) invite short (1,000- to 4,000-words), scholarly submissions for a special themed issue on Urban Libraries in a Pandemic. Submissions may consider any aspect of how urban libraries have been affected by and responded to the pandemic, including but not limited to:
 
-the transition to fully remote services
-decisions on closing and reopening
-training staff and faculty in light of the digital divide
-psychological trauma
-xenophobia
-social distancing
-labor and employment concerns
-the urban dilemma of physical space
-reflections on the legacy of AIDS
-archiving the pandemic
-the value of information literacy in times of crisis
-open access and the public good in urban environments
 
All submissions selected for publication will undergo rigorous peer-review. Submission deadline is October 15, 2020.
 
Please contact the editors at dstadler@lagcc.cuny.edu and lwalker@qc.cuny.edu with general questions or recommendations. Please visit the ULJ homepage to read the complete Author Guidelines or to submit an article.