The editor of the forthcoming Chandos Publishing book Experiential learning in academic and research libraries: Its importance and applications, to be published mid-2016, seeks chapter proposals from librarians who have used experiential learning to transform their collections and services, while creating collaborative synergies to support institutional mission and student success. The book will be a “one-stop-shop” for libraries looking to ground their experiential learning programs and services on a sure footing, and will suggest unique and exciting ways to add experiential learning to the library’s offerings. Chapters are sought which highlight programs, services, or resources that are grounded in experiential learning and which benefit academic library users and/or contribute to student success.
Proposals on relevant experiential programs from other library types may also be considered, as well as international or global perspectives (including Native/Indigenous/First Nations). No previously published material, please.
Proposal submission deadline is: July 3, 2015
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 17, 2015. Chapters accepted for inclusion will be expected to be around 4,500-5,000 words.
Topics may include:
Integrating experiential learning into information literacy curricula Experiential learning outcomes and assessment Learning communities Freshman Year Experience courses and library instruction Intersections of experiential/constructivist learning theories and information science theory Learning styles Service Learning Project/Problem/Inquiry-based learning Experiential learning collaborations outside of the library Outreach and marketing Staff development and training Leadership and management Wellness Experiential library programming Designing library spaces for experiential learning Use of technology for experiential learning outcomes Distance learning Makerspaces Games/Gaming and experiential learning Social Media/Social Networking Learning Commons Museums and cultural institutions National libraries Best practices/Tips/Advice
Proposals (in Microsoft Word format) should include: a 150 to 200-word abstract describing your chosen topic and its relevance to the main topic of the work, a statement of contributor(s) qualifications to write chapter on proposed topic, a brief biographical sketch of contributor(s), and names and contact information for all contributors (please identify a main contributor).
Send inquiries and submissions to:
Systems/Distance Learning/Circulation Librarian Bemidji State University A.C. Clark Library, #28
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601