International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion Special Issue


The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) – Special Issue

“Diversity and Reading”


The IJIDI invites submissions for a themed issue dedicated to research on the intersection of reading practices and diversity and inclusion in libraries, archives, information centers, cultural heritage institutions, museums, bookstores, publishing, and a wide variety of social-cultural, private, and geo-political contexts. Research generated by international scholars and/or focusing on reading around the world is particularly welcome.


IJIDI welcomes a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to diversity and reading, including, but not limited to, topics such as:

  • collection practices and representations of reading interests of diverse groups of readers
  • conceptual considerations of reading in libraries, archives, and documentation centers, including theoretical ideas from information science, critical theory, reader response theory, new literacy studies, cultural theory, indigenous epistemology, etc.
  • history of reading as a reflection of diversity
  • publishing and diversity
  • impacts of reading interests/practices of librarians and/or library staff on library services to diverse groups of readers
  • impacts of digital technologies on reading practices of diverse groups of readers
  • preservation practices of texts from diverse cultures
  • reading as a means of cultural immersion
  • reading as a literacy practice of diverse groups of readers
  • reading and other leisure and entertainment practices in diverse communities
  • reading and information literacy in diverse populations
  • publishing, libraries, book trade, censorship, and reading practices around the world


We also invite shorter submissions for our special section; these may include work in progress, reports from the field, student projects, and theory-to-practice pieces.

Guest Editor: Vanessa Irvin, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Email:


Author Guidelines
·       Please consult IJIDI author guidelines at


Submission Process
·       Expressions of interest (up to 250 words – include your name, affiliation, and topic of interest) sent to Guest Editor by June 15, 2018.
·       Acceptance notices sent to authors by July 15, 2018.
·       Papers submitted by October 1, 2018.
·       Publication scheduled for the April 2019 issue.
·       Please consult IJIDI submission timeline and process at


Any questions related to this issue should be addressed to Guest Editor, Vanessa Irvin, at
Visit IJIDI’s website at: