Friday, August 22, 2014

Call for Papers - The Business of Libraries

College &Undergraduate Libraries,  a Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing:
The Business of Libraries
The issue will be edited by Melinda Dermody 
at Syracuse University Libraries. Submit proposals to Melinda by September 30th 2014. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by March 16, 2015. The issue will be published in the fall of 2015. Feel free to contact Melinda Dermody with any questions you may have.
Authors may focus on any “business” trend, initiative or aspect of academic libraries. 
Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Branding; marketing ; PR
  • Use of human and fiscal resources
  • Impact of the global economy
  • Diversification; mergers
  • Organizational change; change leadership
  • Growing leaders; succession planning
  • Business modeling; strategic positioning; leveraging
  • Development; fundraising; advancement
  • Innovation; entrepreneurship; value-added services
  • Understanding, reaching  and serving our customers
  • Business literacy for library leaders
  • Return on investment; business principles
  • Managing and using data
Articles may be theoretical or ideological discussions; case studies; best practices; research studies; opinion pieces or position papers. Proposal should include an abstract of 500 words; up to six keywords describing the article; author contact information. 

Articles should be in the range of 20 double-spaced pages in length. Please consult instructions for authors: 

Melinda Dermody
Head, Access & Resource Sharing
Syracuse University Libraries

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