Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Call for proposals for chapters "The Community College Library"

Call for Proposals
We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, The Community College Library: Instruction and Reference with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2021.  This book is part of the book series, The Community College Library.   With 1,167 public and independent community colleges across the United States, community colleges are educating nearly half of the undergraduates in the nation.  Community colleges serve a unique student population including high school students, first-generation students, parents, veterans, homeless students, returning students, those looking to transfer to a four-year university, those seeking technical vocational skills, and many more. This series aims to highlight the work, dedication, challenges, and innovation occurring in community college libraries across the country.  
Focus of the Book:
This edited volume will be comprised of chapters written by practitioners in the community colleges across the country.   For most libraries reference and instruction are two of the primary services offered to students by librarians. However, the structure, pedagogical approaches, innovative programming, partnerships, sustainability, administrative support, and funding for these core services vary widely between institutions.   Each library and librarian balances a myriad of factors along with the needs of their students to design different models of these services. This book will highlight a range of approaches from effective implementation of tried and true instruction and reference services to challenging the status-quo and risk taking in providing core services in community college libraries.   
Possible topics:
·         Reference interview
  • Reference desk scheduling and staffing
·         Technology in reference
  • Reference partnerships
  • Reference staffing models
  • Information literacy program design
·         Credit bearing information literacy courses
·         Instruction scheduling and staffing
  • Applying the ACRL framework
·         IL for distance education 
·         Instruction librarian partnerships with faculty
  • Embedded librarianship
Don’t see an instruction or reference topic here that you would like to write about?   That’s okay! We want you to submit your proposal! If you have any questions contact the editors at thecclibrary@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.
Proposal Guidelines:
Interested authors are invited to submit a proposal and fill out the short online proposal form. The form will require:
·         Author names, job titles, and institutional affiliations
·         A working chapter title
·         An abstract up to 500 words
·         A current CV

Proposals are due by November 15, 2019 and must be submitted via online form 
·         Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) by January 5, 2020
·         Completed chapters will be approximately 2,500 - 4,000 words in length excluding endnotes and bibliography.
●      The first draft of chapters will be due May 30, 2020, and final draft on August 18, 2020
●      Projected publication date: Fall 2021
Contact us at: thecclibrary@gmail.com 
Kaela Casey, Librarian, Ventura College
Janet Pinkley, Head of Access Services, CSU Channel Islands, and Adjunct Librarian, Ventura College

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