Sunday, September 25, 2016

Call for proposals Project Management in the Library Workplace

The Series Advances in Library Administration and Organization, published by Emerald is seeking proposals for the 2017 volume on project management in the library workplace.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Alice Daugherty at by November 15, 2016.

Submission deadlines
Submission deadline for proposals: November 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance sent by:  December 15, 2016Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2017
Comments returned to authors:  April 1, 2017Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  May 1, 2017
Publication due 2017
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Alice Daugherty, Louisiana State University Libraries
Many works have been published on ‘how to do project management’ in librarianship, but there are gaps in coverage of the deeper issues and surrounding processes. For example, what methods have been successfully used, in the library workplace, for assessing efficacy of project management?  What are the future trends and implications for library administration and management as formal project management schema become more commonplace in library work? How do these formal schemas demonstrably affect and improve library workplaces? For this forthcoming volume we welcome submissions that consider how project management affects library administration and that address the role of project management in the library workplace.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
Assessments of project management approaches History of project management in library administration and future trend Integration of project management processes and procedures within libraries
 Efficacy of project management tools for library workplaces and projects
Project-related problem solving
Project participants and teambuilding
Project leadership in libraries
Project management education for library workers

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2017. 

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. 

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