Monographs Editorial Board – December 2023 Report

The group met 4-6 times this quarter.

Committee Work

Summary of work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months

We continued to solicit monographs and seek to identify monograph topics for potential publication. We worked directly with ALA Editions to ensure that any monographs fit within their current publication goals. We also worked directly with authors and editors to support them throughout the publication process.

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?

  • Reviewing monograph proposals
  • Soliciting ideas and proposals for future publications
  • Working with Core Publications Coordination Committee and with ALA Editions to provide input on relevant policies

Meets Core’s strategic goals for Career Building and Recognition, Membership and Value to Members

How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

The Board is currently shepherding two monographs that address DEIA topics, “Liberatory Librarianship: Case Studies of Information Professionals Advancing Justice” and “Inclusive Cataloging: Philosophical Questions and Case Studies in Reparative Cataloging”.

Submitted by Kim Edwards on 12/12/2023