Friday, May 22, 2015

Call for articles - librarians as communicators

I am pleased to be guest editor on a themed issue of the Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.  The theme is "Librarians as Communicators"

Articles are typically about 5,000 words.   While they can draw on practice, this is a scholarly journal and articles must have a solid research foundation.   Please read an issue of the journal to get a flavour of the types of articles published.

Closing date for abstracts (no more than 500 words) is 19th June 2015.

If you have a topic that doesn't fit this call but might still be of interest to the journal do contact me, as I am on the journal editorial board and it may fit in a different issue.  There are two issues a year.

Article submissions for the themed issue should focus on new/changing communication methods and communication patterns and their impact on the 21st Century academic library.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Communicating with the university and wider higher education sector Librarians as strategic communicators within organisations and within a changing higher education environment including communicating change and measuring the effectiveness of library communication
  • Scholarly communication: including  dissemination of research, open access advocacy, interdisciplinary research, research data management, digital humanities, UDCs, altmetrics, bibliometrics, citation technologies, digital preservation and curation, social media in research and e-publishing, promoting  UDCs)
  • Social media and communication
  • User behaviour and communication: including marketing, customer service, student experience and engagement, surveys, feedback and consultation, networking, measuring impact)
  • Collaboration and communication: including communications patterns between subject librarians and Faculty across disciplines
  • External communications and collaborations (networking, influencing and negotiation, engagement with local communities, cross-sector working, international working, interoperability)
  • Communication and legal framework including copyright, intellectual property, data protection, privacy issues, information governance, information security, data standards)
  • Communication through academic writing
 More information in the full call

Helen Fallon

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