Friday, June 15, 2012

call for papers, information literacy

Call for Papers
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for an issue focusing on "Critical Information Literacy in the Social Sciences" to be published as volume 32(1). The special issue will focus on the following topics:
  • Discussion/analyses of critical information literacy methods/practices
  • Assessment of impact of critical information literacy on student learning
  • Impact of critical information literacy on collection development, reference services or other areas of library work
  • Collaborative efforts with faculty/instructors in applying critical information literacy
  • Discussion/analyses of critical information literacy among different library users or subject areas
  • Critical information literacy standards and outcomes
  • Discussion of relevant theories
The deadline for submissions is September 7, 2012. Please send all submissions and questions to the editor, Lisa Romero,
For more information about Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, including complete submission guidelines and instructions, please visit the journal webpage:

call for papers, scholarly communication

Call for Papers ­ Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communicattion

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. View the inaugural issue at

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors̢۪ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video, datasets, code).

General topics of interest include:

    Scholarly communication
    Open Access
    Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to:
        Emerging modes and genres of publication
        Organizational and business models
    Policy issues; including, but not limited to:
        Publishing/deposit mandates
        Impact of governmental or institutional policy
        Policy development for library services
    Digital collection management
    Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
    Digital curation
    Technological developments and infrastructure
    Intellectual property
    Resources, skills, and training
    Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues

Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories:

    Research Articles
    Practice Articles
    Theory Articles
    P2 (Post-Peer) Review
    Reviews of Books and Products

(For full descriptions of these categories, see

Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted, but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 (Post-Peer) Review.

For more information about JLSC, please visit


Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Isaac Gilman
Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian
Pacific University
Voice: 503.352.7209


Marisa Ramirez
Digital Repository Librarian
California Polytechnic State University
Voice: 805.756.7040

Call for Book Chapters

Call for Chapter Proposals: The Global Librarian
A Joint Publication of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and the Greater  New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries
Book Concept:
Twenty-first century librarians work in an increasingly global environment of diverse populations with a variety of needs. Innovative librarians have embraced the challenge of “going global.” They have identified and acquired the necessary skills to successfully navigate through this expanding environment, and have done much to reinvigorate the practice of librarianship, demonstrating the valuable role played by information specialists. Physical distance is no longer a barrier to excellence in library service, but rather a catalyst for the development of innovative ideas for the creation, organization, management, presentation and dissemination of information. As user-communities have moved beyond the traditional limits of our institutions, so too has our vision for the informational services we must be prepared to provide. While technology clearly has informed much of this recent transformation in librarianship, it has been the librarians themselves who have led the way in renewing the profession to accommodate a rapidly expanding, interconnected global community. Stretching, molding and applying the traditional concepts of library and information science in new, inventive ways, librarians around the globe have designed and implemented creative ways to serve the information needs of their patrons, wherever they may be. Librarians from all spheres -- academic, public, school, private, corporate, not-for-profit -- are joining this “innovative information revolution “ and forever changing the way in which information is created, organized and shared.
This publication will focus on the vital role played by librarians and information specialists in developing new programs and services which allow them to deliver quality information services in unique and sustainable ways. The multimedia scope of the publication encourages not only case studies, chapters and other text-based reporting, but also short film/video, songs/audio, podcast episodes, animation, etc. that further demonstrate the innovative techniques that librarians have successfully deployed to serve a global environment.
Chapters are sought for an anthology written by academic, special librarians, or LIS faculty sharing information on a unique job or role in librarianship. We want to capture how librarians are dealing with changes in reference, collection development, access, and technical services. Topics of specific interest are in areas of:
  • copyright
  • web services
  • teaching and learning, systems, and assessment.

Optimal chapters might include (but are not limited to) information about your role, position, or skill, helpful educational backgrounds, why this role/position was created, and how this role/skill is changing the profession. Chapters that take a data or research driven look at the changes in the profession over the last 20 years or the future of position in academic libraries are also sought.
Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:
  • Intellectual Property and the Global Environment
  • Serving Populations Off the Grid
  • Community outreach (or Community Engagement)
  • Serving diverse/international populations
  • Librarians in war-torn/underdeveloped countries
  • Librarian efforts in times of catastrophic disasters
  • Mobile, real-time librarians
  • International partnerships
  • Librarians in the virtual world
  • Services to indigenous populations
  • Librarians without borders
  • Librarians shaping geopolitical discourse
  • Library’s role in developing countries (BRIC)
  • Creating tools/platforms for disseminating information
  • Preserving cultural (autonomy? independence? or just “preserving culture”?) in increasingly globalized world
  • Crossing language barriers
  • Librarians without buildings/books
  • Librarians and social justice/responsibility movements

Submission of Chapter Proposals (500 words) due by: July 10, 2012
Notification of selected chapters: August 28, 2012
Drafts due: November 26, 2012
Final corrected drafts due: December 17, 2012

Target Audience:
The intended audience for this publication will be practicing librarians in all fields. It would also be of use to library and information science programs offering course work in the expanding role of the librarian.
Proposal Submissions:
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Chapters should be written in English using the 6th edition of APA format.
Completed chapters will be between 3000-5000 words in length. Authors are encouraged to include original charts, graphs, photos or other multimedia objects.
Non-traditional and multimedia texts will be accepted for consideration.
Please e-mail your Chapter Proposal (500 words) and a brief personal biography, as a Word attachment, to Your proposal should also include a chapter title. Use the phrase “Global Librarian Proposal” in the email subject line.
After careful review of all proposals, the Editorial Board will contact individuals to request full-length chapters. Further instructions and details will be provided at that time.
Questions and comments should be directed to Jason Kucsma ( or Caroline Fuchs (
Editorial Board:
Caroline Fuchs, Associate Professor/Outreach Librarian, St. John’s University
Jason Kucsma, Executive Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Lisa Chow, Web Analyst, Brooklyn Public Library
Sandra Sajonas, Business & Career Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library
Carrie Netzer Wajda, New Business Librarian, Y&R