Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Call for chapters -- Library Services in Support of International Students

The call for chapter proposals is now open for Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners (working title). It will be edited by Leila Rod-Welch and Kendra Skellen.

The focus of the book is to inform librarians about the challenges that international and ESL learners face in using academic libraries in the U.S. and to provide librarians the tools they need to help retain these learners, bring more diversity into libraries, introduce various outreach programs, learn how to collaborate with campus partners, and build international and ESL collections within the library. 

We are seeking proposals for the topics described below, though other, relevant, topics will be considered:   
  • Growth of international students in America 
  • Introduction on who are our international students and what are their needs 
  • Outreach initiatives to international students 
  • Outreach initiatives to ESL learners 
  • Collaborating with campus partners 
  • Building a library collection for ESL learners   
  • Best library instruction practices 
  • Library resources for instructors of International Students  
  • Lesson plans 
  • Scavenger hunts 
  • Event planning 
Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author(s)’ statement, a writing sample, and a list of previous publications if applicable to Final manuscripts should be approximately 1,500 to 5,000 words.

If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant.  

The closing date for submissions is the 30th April 2017. 

For further information contact the editors, Leila Rod-Welch and Kendra Skellen.

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