Call for Proposals for Archival Futures

Archival Futures is a new series, published jointly by the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association, that critically engages issues related to archives as—and for—the public good. Topics could include archives and anthropology, archives and citizenship, archives and journalism, archives and critical race theory, archives and feminism, archives and the right to be forgotten, archives and social media, and archives and civic data, to name a few. This series combines provocative discussion with practical insight, examining professional values and current innovations in archival and library practice. 

Have an idea for a book? We are seeking proposals for volumes of 20,000 to 50,000 words, that demonstrate innovative thinking, cut across cultural and professional boundaries, and stimulate discussion about archives as institutions and sustaining forces in modern society. These extended essays will broadly address areas at the intersection of archives, society, and technology. Submit a proposal.

For more information about the series, or to discuss a potential proposal, please contact series editors BETHANY ANDERSON ( and AMY COOPER CARY (