Sunday, May 16, 2010

CFP - International Students and Academic Libraries

International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success
from Dolores' List of CFPs


Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010
Editors: Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, San Diego State University
Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

Have you developed programs or services for international students at your
academic library? If so, the editors of this upcoming volume to be published
by the Association of College & Research Libraries would like the hear from
you! We are looking for approximately 10-15 case studies to illustrate
successful initiatives that support the library, research, and information
literacy needs of international students.

Introduction: According to data in the Open Doors 2008 report, the number of
international students studying on U.S. campuses is at an all-time high.
Approximately 7% of U.S. college students are international students (national
average), while on some campuses, as many as 22% of the total student body is
international. These students bring with them special skills and insights, but
they also present unique challenges for our educational systems. Libraries can
play a critical role in connecting these foreign students, not only to our
universities and colleges, but also to the information literacy skills they
will need to succeed. Many students have not previously had librarians
available to assist with their research. It is therefore critical that we
clarify the role that librarians can play in their educational careers.

Objective of the Book: This book will present case studies of academic library
initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs
of international students. The target audience of this book will be other
librarians, like you, who have a desire to more effectively reach out to
international students on their campuses. The case studies will offer varied
perspectives and replicable ideas about how to encourage international students
to use the library and break down barriers to their success.

Suggested Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Library Orientation to International Students
• Instruction/Information Literacy to International Students
• Outreach Programs Targeted to International Students
• Library Collections for International Students
• Reference Services for International Students
• Programs for International Graduate Students
• Web Resources and Distance Education for International Students
• Marketing Library Resources to International Students
• Multilingualism in Library Instruction and Outreach
• Collaboration with International Student Organizations
• Celebrating Diversity for the Benefit of International and National
Students in the Library
• Assessment of International Student Learning

Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 30, 2010. Academic
library professionals are invited to submit their proposal of not more than 2
pages. Your proposal should include: 1) the names and contact information for
all authors (identify a main contact); 2) a clear description of the academic
library initiative for international students you are proposing for the case
study; 3) a brief description of your academic institution; and, 4) information
about the author(s) showing his/her qualifications for writing the case
study/chapter. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by July 31, 2011. Accepted authors will have until
January 31, 2011 to prepare their case study chapters of approximately
4000-6000 words. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by the editors.
Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals.
This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing in August 2011 by the
Association of College and Research Libraries, however, we are hoping for early
completion in time for ALA in June 2011. For additional information regarding
the publisher, please visit

If you would like to see a recent ACRL publication of case studies to more
fully understand the style of this book, please take a look at:
Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and
University Students Online (Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, editors) or
Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries (Laura B. Cohen, editor).

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Pamela Jackson, Information Literacy Librarian
Library and Information Access, LA1101C
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Tel: 619-594-3809