Saturday, February 28, 2009

Call for papers

Hello colleagues,
Some of the people involved in health sciences librarianship might be interested in this.
CALL FOR PAPERS New Review of Academic Librarianship
Special Themed Issue:
Health Sciences Academic Librarianship

The New Review of Academic Librarianship is an international journal designed to explore the wide range of issues of current concern to academic libraries. It is published by Taylor and Francis: The themed issue for November 2009 provides an exciting new opportunity to disseminate your research and practice. The theme for this issue will be a health sciences librarianship in the higher education sector. Dr Janet Harrison from the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University in the UK will be the Guest Editor.

Special Theme: health sciences librarianship in universities has a long history and very often has been at the forefront in developments. The nature of the work means there is very often the need to develop effective collaborations both in the wider university and the wider world. The purpose of this themed issue will be to capture some of the developments and issues within academic health sciences librarianship. Prospective authors can submit an abstract on any health science library and information topic but the following areas are of particular interest:

innovation in service provision including use of new technologies
delivering effective information literacy to health students and practitioners
Collaboration in service provision with other professionals and other sectors
New Models of service delivery
Evaluating the impact of academic health science library and information resources
Delivery of university e-resources to health science students and practitioners
Use of physical university library space for health student space issues
Prospective authors across the world are asked to submit a 150-250 word abstract of their proposed paper to Dr. Janet Harrison – by Friday, March 27th, 2009. Papers (which should be from 1000-1500 words in length) should be grounded in research, link research to practice, and be of value to academic library staff specialist in assessing the value and impact of their own services and programs. Papers with an evidence-based focus will be especially welcome. Case studies that can demonstrate the impact of services will also be considered.
Authors chosen for the special issue will be asked to submit manuscripts by 1st June 2009 for peer review. Authors will receive comments from reviewers in early July, and will be asked to submit the final version of their paper by 31st July 2009.

Please direct all questions regarding the special issue to Dr. Janet Harrison –

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