Friday, March 19, 2010

call for papers

Australian Library Journal - Special issue: Library leadership: Creating and sustaining a performance development culture.

Contact: Helen Partridge Email:


Abstract submission: May 17 2010
Full papers due: August 16 2010
Authors receive reviews: October 25 2010
Final papers due: January 17 2011

Anticipated publication: Early 2011

The Australian Library Journal has been published since 1951. Published quarterly, it contains a wide coverage of Australian library issues ranging from ongoing research to day-to-day news from the workplace. It is the acknowledged flagship publication of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Further information on the journal can be found at


Leadership ability is needed at all levels of the library and information profession. Leadership is a complex phenomenon. It is performed in different ways by different individuals in different contexts. Authors are invited to submit articles which explore the key issues and challenges that the library and information science profession faces in regards to developing leaders and in creating and sustaining a culture of leadership. Contributors to the special issue may like to consider the following questions to guide the development of their submissions (please note this is not an exhaustive list):

* What are the current leadership challenges in the many and varied library and information contexts? What are the most effective strategies that can be adopted to address these challenges?

* Where are leaders most needed within the library and information profession? What types of leaders are needed? How can we identify and motivate potential leaders in the library & information profession?

* What are the skills and knowledge required by leaders in the library & information profession? How can these skills and knowledge be learnt and developed?

* What is are the most effective ways for preparing library and information science graduates for leadership and management roles?


Prospective authors should submit a 500 abstract. The successful authors will be invited to submit their full articles of up to 5,000 words which adhere to the style guide: All articles will be double-blind reviewed. Please submit abstracts to

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