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CFP: Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 3:38 PM | Permalink

The editors of the forthcoming Libraries Unlimited book Peer-Assisted Learning
in Academic Libraries seek chapter proposals from librarians who have utilized
peer-assisted learning programs to enhance library services in the areas of
reference, instruction, and/or co-curricular outreach.  Our interpretation of
peer-assisted learning is based on the definition developed by O’Donnell and
King in their book Cognitive Perspectives on Peer Learning, which describes
peer-assisted learning as “An educational practice in which students interact
with other students to attain educational goals." In the context of academic
libraries, peer-assisted learning is differentiated from the practice of
assigning student employees transactional functions, such as circulation and
shelving, and instead focuses on strategically preparing, placing, and
supporting student employees in situations where they can enhance the learning
experiences of other students.  This book will provide a diversity of
perspectives on the design, implementation, and assessment of peer-assisted

CFP: Students Lead the Library: The importance of student contributions to the academic library

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 2:36 PM | Permalink

We invite you to consider submitting a chapter proposal for our upcoming ACRL publication: Students Lead the Library: The importance of student contributions to the academic library. Details below.

 

Editors:

Carissa Tomlinson, Towson University, ctomlinson@towson.edu

Sara Arnold-Garza, Towson University, sarnoldgarza@towson.edu

 

Summary:

This edited book, to be published by ACRL, will include practical case studies on library programs and initiatives that seek student input, assistance, and leadership in the academic library. In addition to case studies, the book will highlight the importance of such programs for academic libraries and student success.

Chapter Ideas:

Chapter proposals should focus on implementing, managing, or assessing programs/initiatives related to student contributions to the academic library. Proposals should also explain how their program/initiative does one or more of the following:

·         enhances the student experience with experiential learning

Call for Chapters: Librarian-Teacher Partnerships in Project-Based Learning

By sgodbey on May 4, 2015 3:26 PM | Permalink

Call for Chapters: Librarian-Teacher Partnerships in Project-Based Learning

Publisher: IGI Global

Editor: Rhonda Huisman (Wichita State University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015

Full Chapters Due: September 15, 2015

Librarians can be a driving force in implementing Project-Based Learning through guided inquiry in secondary (9-12) classrooms. This book would appeal to librarians wanting to engage with teachers, curriculum directors, or administrators, or develop their own curriculum, and the chapter contributions will help to define and describe Project-Based Learning, identify research and resources that support Project-Based Learning across disciplines through a guided-inquiry model. Additionally, librarians and educators will discover methods and methods for project and time managements, resources, and collaborations that are needed to implement a Project-Based Learning unit.

Call for Chapter Proposals: The Future Scholar: Researching & Teaching the Frameworks for Writing & Information Literacy

By sgodbey on April 15, 2015 10:15 AM | Permalink

Framework documents are playing an increasingly important role in the higher education landscape. Two are of particular importance to those of us invested in rhetorical and information literacy in a digital world.

In the closing lines of its introduction, the forthcoming Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (hereafter ACRL Framework, http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Framework-for...) from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) asserts it “opens the way” for librarians, faculty, and other stakeholders to redesign assignments, courses, and curricula for today’s students as well as “to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond.” The ACRL Framework includes the ACRL’s new definition of information literacy, six literacy “frames”—covering a wide “spectrum of abilities, practices, and habits of mind”—and a discussion of digital tools.

Call for Book Chapters: Metaliteracy in Practice

By sgodbey on September 19, 2014 1:48 PM | Permalink

We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Metaliteracy in Practice, to be published in late 2015 or early 2016 by the American Library Association. We would like to include chapters written by academic librarians, disciplinary faculty, administrators, instructional designers, and scholars of emerging literacies about successful educational initiatives and instruction that involve metaliteracy. The editors are particularly interested in ideas that are easily transferable, and that include strong components of student metacognition and empowerment. The book will include innovative case studies from different academic institutions in the United States and internationally.

DEADLINE PASSED: CFP: Library Technology Reports: Tablets & Mobile Devices

By sgodbey on July 16, 2014 10:50 AM | Permalink

Call for proposals of case studies to be included in an issue of Library Technology Reports (published by ALA TechSource) focusing on the strategic and intentional integration of tablets and mobile devices into library services.  This issue will be edited by Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, and Carolyn Meier, and will be published in Summer 2015.

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Chapters: Disaster Management

By nfawley on April 4, 2014 1:45 PM | Permalink

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014

Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries

A book edited by

Emy Decker (AUC-Robert W. Woodruff Library)

Jennifer Townes (AUC-Robert W. Woodruff Library)

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1fOOCfT

For release in Advances in Library and Information Science Book series

ISSN: 2326-4136

The Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting theprofession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies

Introduction