Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for chapter proposals Scholarly Communications and Library Management

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Scholarly Communication and Library Management. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines by April 15, 2018.

Submission deadlines:
·         Submission deadline for proposals: April 15, 2018
·         Notification of acceptance sent by: June 15, 2018
·         Submission deadline for full chapters: October 1, 2018
·         Comments returned to authors: December 15, 2018
·         Submission deadline for chapter revisions: February 1, 2019

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Scholarly Communication and Library Management Publication (due to be published in 2019)

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Su Epstein, Saxton B. Little Free Library

Description: Libraries hold a valued and valuable role in scholarly communication. With the advent of online communications and increasing competition in both scholarly outlets and tenured roles on campuses, how scholars contribute to academic discourse has become increasingly complicated, and libraries have taken on more in this area. In the public sector, libraries are working more with nontraditional education venues and finding greater need for understanding and utilizing scholarly communications formerly reserved for academia. ALAO seeks submissions for the “Scholarly Communication and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how libraries can deepen their role in scholarly communication and strengthen services and resources for scholars and peers.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
·         Improving understanding around research methods
·         The civility movement in public libraries and its counterpart in scholarly communication
·         The role of libraries in critically evaluating information resources
·         How libraries teach the basics of scholarly communication
·         How libraries can benefit and utilize scholarly communication

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019.

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series:
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.

David H. Ketchum
Member, ALAO Editorial Advisory Board
Head, Access Services
University of Oregon Libraries

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