Wednesday, October 28, 2009

call for chapters

CALL FOR CHAPTERS - Teaching Information Literacy online

We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Teaching Information Literacy Online, to be published in 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers. This book will include chapters co-authored by librarian and faculty teams about successful information literacy initiatives in online learning environments. We are especially interested in information literacy collaborations in fully online modes through distance and open learning as well as blended or hybrid endeavors. We encourage faculty-librarian author teams from multiple disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in North America and internationally. Our previous books include: Information Literacy Collaborations That Work (2007), Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy (2008), and Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments: Strategies for Evaluating Teaching and Learning (2009).

This new book, Teaching Information Literacy Online, will present innovative models for information literacy instruction in online modes, such as distance or distributed learning, open learning, as well as blended or hybrid. As these different formats continue to expand in scope and influence, it is the ideal time to examine faculty and librarian partnerships for developing information literacy instruction online. We have seen the rapid expansion of online programs at community colleges, four-year institutions, universities with graduate and doctoral degree programs, through non-traditional adult education programs, and via international distance learning initiatives. The central focus of this book will be on collaboration among librarians and faculty to effectively deliver quality information literacy instruction online. This will potentially include information literacy partnerships for disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses and programs, international degree programs, open learning initiatives, open educational resources, online assessment practices, and adult education programs. This book will present national and international library collaborations that have had a significant impact on information literacy instruction efforts and student learning.

Chapters need to be co-authored by a librarian and a faculty member. Also, each completed chapter should include the following sections:

Related Literature
Institutional Context
Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary Perspective
Discussion of Faculty Librarian Collaboration (including challenges)
Program Planning (online format, technology, set-up costs, student access issues, etc.)
Online Learning Model
Impact on Student Learning
Assessment of Online Learning

This book will be co-edited by Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., Associate Dean at the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College and Trudi E. Jacobson, M.L.S., Head of User Education Programs, University Libraries at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Please send proposals of 1-2 pages to Tom Mackey at no later than November 20, 2009. Chapter selections will be made and authors notified by December 10, 2009. First drafts of the completed chapters (25-30 pages) will be due on March 1, 2010. Final drafts will be due by May 28, 2010. If you have any questions about proposal ideas or about the book please contact Tom Mackey via email.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Call for book chapters

Acess to Knowledge (A2K) Call for Chapters
This is a call for chapters for the book: Access to Knowledge (A2K), a volume of case studies and academic papers to be published by K.G. Saur / IFLA. The main focus of the book is the Ellen Tise Presidential theme "Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge", to provide insights into current and prospective access to knowledge being deployed in libraries services or researched on - technology, processes and compliance with users needs. The chapters will be aggregated in five Sections:

- User-oriented A2K actions
- A2K Advocacy
- Partnership in A2K
- Libraries as space and place in A2K
- Libraries and Lifelong Learning
- Other theme approaches in A2K

The book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, latest empirical research findings, and practitioners' best practices in the area.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 31, 2009, a two to three page manuscript proposal (500 - 750 words) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. The abstract should follow the Emerald format for structured abstracts; see for details. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 28, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers on a blind review basis.

Please e-mail all inquiries and proposal submissions to Ellen Tise Editorial Committee:
Jesús Lau (México)
Anna Maria Tammaro (Italy)
Theo Bothma (South Africa)