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CLIR Invites Proposals for Pocket Burgundy Series

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today issued a call for proposals (CFP) for its “Pocket Burgundy” publication series. The series invites proposals on topics reflecting current concerns in the information and cultural heritage community and will award $2,500 for successful proposals.

Launched last year, the series welcomes ideas on topics relating to traditional 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 culturally sensitive materials and marginalized groups, decolonizing the field(s), and the climate crisis. A list of projects awarded in 2021 is available here.

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

The newly named editorial committee consists of:

  • Lotus Norton Wisla, community archivist, Washington State University Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
  • Miriam Posner, assistant professor, University of California Los Angeles Department of Information Studies
  • Ricky Punzalan, associate professor of archives and digital curation, School of Information, and steering committee member of the Museum Studies Program, University of Michigan
  • Hadassah St. Hubert, historian, independent scholar, senior program officer, and former CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Digital Library of the Caribbean
  • Scott Walker, dean, San Diego State University Library

Proposals are due September 28, 2022, and decisions will be announced in December 2022. Projects will begin no earlier than January 1, 2023, and complete drafts must be submitted to CLIR by December 8, 2023. More information, including the CFP, link to the application form, and FAQ is available at

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.


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