Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration
Over the past few years, awareness of the importance of outside-of-class learning has continued to increase, as well as concern for whole student development and integrative learning opportunities. The emergence of learning commons and other collaborative ventures demonstrates the power of partnering to address student learning and development.
Partnerships between libraries and academic departments or academic services are often treated in the literature. This book fills a gap by exploring how librarians and student affairs professionals can expand their reach through collaborative programming and other joint efforts.
The book will explore the opportunities to create stronger campus environments for student growth and development inherent library and student affairs collaborations.
This book will include two parts. The first part will be a critical introduction and three chapters providing an overview of the student affairs/library collaboration. The second half will be devoted to case studies of successful collaborations. We seek submissions from writing partners/teams for the second half of the book. Writing partners/teams will be composed of at least one student affairs professional and at least one librarian. All authors should be able to speak equally and with experience about their collaboration. We hope that the chapters in this book will demonstrate the potential for shared vision that can be used to further the value inherent in such collaborative approaches. Our goal is a book with appeal to student affairs professionals and librarians.
Proposals for this book should examine both the practical and theoretical aspects of the collaboration. These include (but are not limited to)
* student development philosophies and their role
* creation and shaping of best practices through collaboration
* assessment models that have emerged in the collaboration
* involvement of students as program leaders
* establishing boundaries and sharing responsibilities
* the theoretical and historical underpinnings for the collaboration
* campus politics and strategic positioning for collaboration
* staffing models
* power relationships
* evidence of effectiveness and specific program outcomes
If you are interested in contributing to this book, please send your proposal to the editors, Melissa Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (email@example.com), by June 1, 2010.
Your proposal should include
* the names of the writing partners and their titles
* the name of your institution with a brief description (e.g., size, public, population, comprehensive)
* a brief (250 words or less) description of your collaboration.
We will notify you of the status of your proposal before July 1, 2010.
The deadline for completed submissions is October 1, 2010.
About the Editors
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is coordinator for information literacy services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and associate professor for library administration. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and a member of the Immersion Program Faculty of the Institute for Information Literacy. Lisa is the current Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Lisa is widely published and her most recent publication is “The Future of Information Literacy” in The Information Literacy Instruction Handbook (ACRL, 2008).
Melissa Wong is a library consultant and adjunct faculty member in the library and information sciences schools at San Jose State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Melissa formerly served as Library Director at Marymount College, California, a private, liberal arts college in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. She is the author of “Encyclopedias” in the forthcoming Reference and information services:
An introduction, edited by Bopp and Smith.
Lisa and Melissa co-developed and co-teach a course entitled “Higher Education and Information Professionals” for library and information science program the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and are co-developing an ACRL e-learning web course on librarians collaborating with student affairs professionals.