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june2015

Call for Papers: New Review of Academic Librarianship

By sgodbey on May 21, 2015 3:07 PM | Permalink

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS: New Review of Academic Librarianship

"Academic Librarians as Communicators"

The New Review of Academic Librarianship is an international journal that publishes reviews, research, critiques and exemplar case studies on substantive topics relevant to those providing library and information services to academic communities.

The themed issue for 2016 will be Academic Librarians as Communicators, and will cover the broad topic of communications both within academic libraries and beyond. The Guest Editor will be Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian at Maynooth University, the National University of Ireland. Abstracts are requested that focus on new/changing communication methods and communication patterns and their impact on the 21st Century academic library. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

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.