Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CFP - Teaching Information Literacy Online

Teaching Information Literacy Online


We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Teaching Information
Literacy Online, to be published in 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers. This book
will include chapters co-authored by librarian and faculty teams about
successful information literacy initiatives in online learning environments.
We are especially interested in information literacy collaborations in fully
online modes through distance and open learning as well as blended or hybrid
endeavors. We encourage faculty-librarian author teams from multiple
disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in North America and
internationally. Our previous books include: Information Literacy
Collaborations That Work (2007), Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy
(2008), and Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments: Strategies for
Evaluating Teaching and Learning (2009).

This new book, Teaching Information Literacy Online, will present innovative
models for information literacy instruction in online modes, such as distance
or distributed learning, open learning, as well as blended or hybrid. As these
different formats continue to expand in scope and influence, it is the ideal
time to examine faculty and librarian partnerships for developing information
literacy instruction online. We have seen the rapid expansion of online
programs at community colleges, four-year institutions, universities with
graduate and doctoral degree programs, through non-traditional adult education
programs, and via international distance learning initiatives. The central
focus of this book will be on collaboration among librarians and faculty to
effectively deliver quality information literacy instruction online. This will
potentially include information literacy partnerships for disciplinary and
interdisciplinary courses and programs, international degree programs, open
learning initiatives, open educational resources, online assessment practices,
and adult education programs. This book will present national and
international library collaborations that have had a significant impact on
information literacy instruction efforts and student learning.

Chapters need to be co-authored by a librarian and a faculty member. Also, each
completed chapter should include the following sections:

Related Literature
Institutional Context
Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary Perspective
Discussion of Faculty Librarian Collaboration (including challenges)
Program Planning (online format, technology, set-up costs, student access
issues, etc.)
Online Learning Model
Impact on Student Learning
Assessment of Online Learning

This book will be co-edited by Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., Associate Dean at the
Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College and Trudi E.
Jacobson, M.L.S., Head of User Education Programs, University Libraries at the
University at Albany, SUNY.

Please send proposals of 1-2 pages to Tom Mackey at no later
than November 20, 2009. Chapter selections will be made and authors notified
by December 10, 2009. First drafts of the completed chapters (25-30 pages) will
be due on March 1, 2010. Final drafts will be due by May 28, 2010. If you have
any questions about proposal ideas or about the book please contact Tom Mackey
via email.