Saturday, June 12, 2010

Call for Papers -- College & Undergraduate Libraries


The New Normal: leveraging library resources in a brave new world of fiscal reality and institutional change

College & Undergraduate Libraries, a Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing how libraries are finding creative solutions to maximize resources and provide services in a challenging economy.

The issue will be co-edited by Kevin Gunn of the Catholic University of America ( and Elizabeth Hammond of Mercer University (

In their pieces, authors should focus on how libraries are finding opportunities for new services, partnerships, roles, and initiatives amid fiscal constraints at the same time colleges and universities are rethinking their institutional priorities. Authors are invited to submit articles/proposals for pieces such as:

1. theoretical, philosophical, or ideological discussions on re-engineering services and operations
2. opinion or position papers on the impact on libraries and their users
3. case studies of library projects and initiatives
4. new opportunities for consortial partnerships or library collaboratives
5. collaboration or partnerships between librarians and other campus units
6. research studies
7. annotated reviews of the literature.

We welcome proposals from librarians and faculty or other partners both individually and as teams. The proposal should consist of an abstract of 500 words together with all author contact information. Articles should run at least 20 double-spaced pages in length.

For additional information, please contact either editor. Please submit proposals to Kevin Gunn ( by August 15, 2010. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by November 15, 2010. Feel free to contact either of us with any questions you may have.

Kevin Gunn
Beth Hammond

Kevin B. Gunn, MA, MLIS
Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services
Lecturer, LSC 704 Humanities Information
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