Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Call for Articles

New Review of Academic Librarianship
The themed issue for 2014 will be "Action Research and the Academic Library Practitioner: Theories and Applications" and will appear in July 2014.  
The intention will be to publish papers from academic library practitioners that describe action research conducted to improve policies, procedures, or practices within their libraries. Examples include:

    A reference librarian is planning to develop a technology policy.  A survey could be developed and distributed to reference librarians and instructional technology staff.  The data collected would be used to develop the technology policy. 
    An instruction librarian is planning to compare two instructional strategies.  The strategies could be used with the same class on different occasions or with two different classes.  Data could be collected using focus group interviews.  The information obtained would be used to improve instructional practices. 
Submit a summary of no more than 500 words describing what their paper will include (e.g., topic, participants, data collection instrument, and key results).  Include the following information for all authors: name, institutional address, telephone number, and email address.  Dr. Jefferson and Dr. Graham Walton will use these summaries to decide which should be developed as full papers. People will be notified by the 1st November 2013 whether their summary has been accepted or not to be taken forward as a full paper.

Please submit your summary by e-mail to Dr. Jefferson ( by Monday 30th September 2013. The expectation is that the chosen papers will be submitted by mid-January 2014 when they will be peer reviewed.

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