There’s still a week to submit your proposal for CLIR’s new publication series! The series invites proposals on topics reflecting current concerns in the information and cultural heritage community and offers a stipend of $2,500 for successful proposals.


Modeled on CLIR’s “burgundy reports,” named for their cover color, the new series welcomes ideas on topics relating to established areas of CLIR publication—digital libraries, preservation, emerging technologies, and trends in information use—as well as proposals on topics in the information field(s) relating to social and racial justice, labor, intersectionality, accessibility, sustainability, building and maintaining community, working with sensitive materials and marginalized groups, decolonizing the field(s), and the climate crisis.

Reports will be limited in length to 50 pages and will include executive summaries and visual elements. All reports will be released in electronic form only and will be freely available on CLIR’s website.

The editorial committee consists of:


Proposals are due September 27, 2021, and decisions will be announced in December 2021. Projects will begin no earlier than January 1, 2022, and complete drafts must be submitted to CLIR by December 10, 2022. More information, including the CFP, link to the application form, and FAQ is available at


Kathlin Smith

Senior Director of Communications


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