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International Journal of Librarianship

Published on: October 18, 2022

Dear Researchers and Practitioners,

The year 2023 is the 50th anniversary of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). To celebrate this milestone, the Public Relations & Fundraising Committee and the International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) invite you to contribute to IJoL. Submissions of research papers, field reports, case studies, and other original papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special issue under the theme “Pathways to Library Leadership.” Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Dealing with change
  • Leading innovation
  • Virtual leadership
  • Project planning
  • Building trust and respect
  • Improving employee performance
  • Motivating and encouraging employees
  • Effective communication

We expect to publish this special issue in Volume 8, Issue 1, July 2023. Therefore, the deadline for paper submission is March 15, 2023. For detailed submission information, please visit

Please send any questions or inquiries to the guest editor for this special issue: Jingjing Wu at:;

Or they can be addressed to the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IJoL: Xiaoai Ren at: and Yongming Wang at:


Brief Introduction to the Journal

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on sharing and spreading new ideas and developments in library and information science worldwide. Published biannually, IJoL is open access and indexed and full text available in EBSCO and ProQuest databases; listed in Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) and many other online directories. In addition, it is permanently preserved by the Library of Congress and the LOCKSS/PKP PLN system. The journal welcomes original research papers, field reports, reviews, commentaries, or news as specified on the journal’s website under Section Policies: