Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Call for Case Study Proposals - The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Are you a librarian engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)?
 Proposals are now being sought for an edited collection entitled The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The volume, which is scheduled for publication by ACRL in 2018, will provide librarians with an introduction to key theories, research, and practices that underpin the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), as well as case studies of how these theories are being used in library instruction. The book offers a mix of theoretical and practical views of the topic designed to deepen librarians’ understanding of SoTL and enable them to apply theories to their own instructional practices.

We welcome case studies of 2,000-3,000 words from all types of academic libraries that illustrate how librarians/libraries are engaged in SoTL. Contributions representing Specific topics of interest include:

  • Pedagogical content knowledge in the information literacy classroom
  • Applications of SoTL theory (e.g., O’Brien’s SoTL Compass, Hutchings Questions, etc.) in research & information literacy instruction/pedagogy
  • SoTL-related information literacy projects or research
  • Librarians involved in SoTL Communities of Practice and/or library partnerships with Centers for Teaching & Learning

Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit a case study chapter proposal as an email attachment in Word or PDF to on or before June 1 , 2017. The chapter proposal should be 300-500 words clearly explaining the intent and details of the proposed chapter as it relates to one of the four sections of the book described above. Authors will be notified by July 1, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Completed case studies are expected to be between 2,000-3,000 words, although shorter or longer chapters are negotiable. Full chapter drafts are expected to be submitted by October 30, 2017.

Proposals should include:
  • Author name(s), institutional or organizational affiliation, job title/role
  • Brief author(s) bio
  • Proposed chapter title
  • A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500 words)

Proposed chapters should be based on unpublished work, unique to this publication and not submitted or intended to be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Manuscript Editors
Jackie Belanger, Assessment Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries
Melissa Mallon, Director of Peabody Education Library /Director of Liaison & Instruction Services at Vanderbilt University
Cara Bradley, Liaison Services Coordinator at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada
Rhonda Huisman, Director of University Library Services at Marian University (IN)
Lauren Hays, Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University
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