Sunday, June 24, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - New Review of Academic Librarianship - DEADLINE APPROACHING (2 July 2018)

The New Review of Academic Librarianship invites proposals for a themed issue on Innovations in Learning and Teaching in Academic Libraries in summer 2019 (guest editors, Sheila Corrall, University of Pittsburgh, USA  and Liz Jolly, Teesside University, UK 

The themed issue will focus on innovative developments in library contributions to the educational mission of their parent institution. Proposed papers could be reports of empirical investigations of service innovations, state-of-the-art surveys or reviews of emergent practices, or single or multi-site case studies of strategic initiatives. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Innovative contributions to student learning, undergraduate research, faculty teaching, or curriculum development;
  • Innovative approaches to co-creation and incorporation of the student voice;
  • Innovative services and support for first-year students, international students, remote learners, or under-represented groups.
  • Innovative contributions to student enrollment, student experience, student progression and retention, and student success;
  • Innovative collaborations and partnerships with other units, such as careers services, student services, teaching centres, or writing centres;
  • Innovative approaches to measurement and assessment of library impact on student and institutional performance, including participation in learning analytics initiatives

Proposals should be submitted as extended abstracts of around 500 words (excluding references) and cover the background and purpose of the innovation or initiative, the approach used to investigate the subject (e.g., survey, case-study report), a brief description of the innovation, and the key findings and insights gained, highlighting learning points for academic libraries. Please send your abstract as an email attachment to by Monday 2 July 2018.

Abstracts will be evaluated by members of the Editorial Board against the following criteria:
  • Connection and relevance to the issue theme
  • Originality and significance of the innovation described
  • Explanation of the rationale for the innovation
  • Potential impact on professional thinking and practice
  • Clarity and coherence of the written submission.

Proposers will be sent feedback by the end of August 2018. Authors of accepted abstracts will be expected to submit full papers (5,000-7,000 words) by Monday, December 3, 2018.

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