Call for Papers: Special issue on diversity - Deadline extended!

The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship (CJAL) invites article submissions for a special issue on the theme of diversity and academic librarianship to be published in late 2018.  Maha Kumaran, associate librarian at the University of Saskatchewan, will serve as a guest editor for this issue.

Diversity is one of the core values of librarianship. It includes and is not limited to diversity in gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, language, religion or spirituality. There is very little literature on Canadian librarianship and diversity. This special issue on diversity therefore promises to enrich the diversity literature for Canadian academic librarianship. We welcome submissions that add new theoretical frameworks and methodologies, provide directions for future research, and improve practice. Articles on diversity could focus on collections, users such as international students, teaching or information literacy, staff needs or training, library education, leadership, or Indigenous librarianship.

CJAL is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). Articles submitted for reviews must fit the journal’s Focus and Scope.

CJAL has a continuous model of publication. Articles accepted for this special issue will be published as soon as they are ready, and they will be collected into the special issue when they have all been published. Librarians needing timely publication of their articles for tenure or promotion purposes will benefit from CJAL’s continuous model of publication.

Submission deadline extended to July 1, 2018.

Submit articles online at and in the Comments for the Editor indicate that it is for the special issue on diversity.

Please direct any questions to:

Maha Kumaran
Associate Librarian, University of Saskatchewan 


Kristin Hoffmann
Associate Librarian, University of Western Ontario