Thursday, December 2, 2010

learning landscapes

Special issue call for papers from Reference Services Review
Reference Services Review (RSR) is seeking authors to write on the theme of learning landscapes and the new reality. The theme issue - - Volume 39 Number 3, will be published in August 2011. Completed manuscripts will be due by April 1, 2011. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on major and/or minor revisions in late April and early May 2011.

More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at:

Learning Landscapes encompass the physical and virtual spaces where today’s library users encounter information and learn to use it effectively.

Papers might focus on
 The interplay of physical and virtual learning landscapes and what this means for teaching, reference, collaboration, and management – new learners, new faculty, and new roles;

The impact of library/information commons’ spaces on learning, service design and delivery, collections, and library administration – planning, implementation, assessment, re-examination and evolution;

Research on user expectations, needs and perceptions as next generation users interact with next generation information environments – what do library staff need to know to meet their needs?
Other aspects of learning, working and researching at the intersection of place and placelessness where libraries exist in the digital age.

Send expressions of interest, proposals, abstracts or inquiries to:
Margy MacMillan:
Sarah Barbara Watstein:

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