Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Call for chapters/case studies proposals: Succession Planning through Mentoring in the Library

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014

This book will be co-written and edited by Julie Leuzinger & Jennifer Rowe (University of
North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA) to be published by Elsevier
In order to prepare future leaders and fill staffing gaps in libraries, we must
recruit, develop, and advance current library workers.  We are looking for case
studies from a variety of library types that have succession or mentoring plans
in place.  Case studies should include details about formation and
implementation of these plans, discussion of successes and failures, and
recommendations for best practices and changes.  The main authors will analyze
the contributed case studies, provide recommendations, best practices, and
suggestions for implementing a succession planning program in any library
through the use of mentoring.

Other topics in the book (written by the co-editors) will include:
•       Succession planning and mentoring introduced and defined
•       The private sector model
•       The public sector model
•       Literature review
•       Application of succession planning and mentoring models in business and higher education

Target Audience
Library Administrators and Managers

Case Studies from Academic, Public, School, & Special Libraries solicited
regarding formal or informal succession planning models, especially those with
an emphasis on mentoring. Case studies should include a description of the plan
and successes and challenges of the plan.

Proposal Submission Procedure
Practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 15, 2014, a chapter
proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words providing a clear overview of the library’s
plan and the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will
be notified by January 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected by April 15, 2015. All submitted
chapters will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Proposals submission

Important Dates
December 15, 2014: Proposals due
January 15, 2015: Notification of acceptance
April 15, 2015: Full chapters due
May 31, 2015: Peer-reviewer comments returned
June 30, 2015: Revised chapters due
July 15, 2015: Final acceptance notification
July 31, 2015: Final revision due

Inquiries can be forwarded to
Julie Leuzinger  and Jennifer Rowe

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