Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Call for Submissions - Public Services Quarterly

The “Special Libraries, Special Challenges” column of Public Services Quarterly is currently seeking submissions that explore all aspects of working in a special library. Each piece is approximately 2,000 words and focused on practical ideas rather than theory. Case studies are welcome.

Column Description
“Special Libraries, Special Challenges” is a column dedicated to exploring the unique public services challenges that arise in libraries that specialize in a particular subject, such as law, medicine, business, and so forth. In each column, the author will discuss public service dilemmas and solutions that arise specifically in special libraries. 

Potential Key Topic Areas
·         Novel service ideas and pilot projects
·         New approaches to tackling perennial issues in special libraries
·         Communicating value to stakeholders
·         Collaborating on interdisciplinary initiatives
·         Professional and continuing development
·         Emerging trends, such as empirical research, data analytics and alt-metrics
·         Various literacies (IL, media, technology, etc.)
·         Other ideas welcomed!

Special or subject-matter librarians interested in authoring a piece for this column are invited to contact the co-editors, Patti Gibbons  or Deborah Schander.

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