Thursday, January 13, 2011

CFP - Advancing Librarian Education

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2011
Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional
A book edited by Ari Sigal, MLS
Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina

To be published by IGI Global:
Developments in internet technology have given rise to various modalities of
distance education (DE) for students in higher education. Applying both
established and emerging methods of DE to Library and Information Science (LIS)
education is of special interest since future librarians will rely upon the
means by which they were trained. Though a number of journal articles
addressing this topic have appeared over the past decade, there nonetheless
exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

Objective of the Book
This book will provide both relevant theoretical frameworks and the most recent
empirical research findings in this area. The work will be directed to
professionals wanting to improve their understanding of the variety of current
DE techniques and the impact they are having within the context of LIS

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will consist primarily of LIS faculty,
directors, and deans, as well as researchers and academic librarians. The
volume will appeal to those who apply technology to delivering DE in a higher
education setting. Also, the book will benefit administrators who manage DE

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Hybrid/blended learning (f2f + online)
Course-sharing models
Community-embedded learning
Faculty experience of online learning
Student experience of online learning
Learning outcomes in DE
Media platforms
3-D immersive instruction (e.g., Second Life and ActiveWorlds)
Effect of online DE on MLS and post-MLS programs
Effect of DE methods on information literacy/ bibliographic instruction

(List derived in part from Harris, L, Kazmer, M. M., & Mon, L. (2007). From the
guest editors. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 48
(1), 1-4.)
Submission Procedure

Interested faculty, researchers, and academic librarians engaged in distance
instruction are invited to submit by January 30, 2011, a 2-3 page proposal
explaining the content of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals
will be notified by April 20, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, Hershey, PA and New York,
NY, and publisher of the ongoing series Advances in Library Information
Studies, as well as numerous other imprints. For additional information
concerning the publisher, please visit . This title is
anticipated to be released in 2012. A description of the volume and a Call for
Chapters is at

Important Dates


March 30: Final call for proposals
April 20: Notification of proposal status
August 26: Full chapter submission
November 15: Review results returned


January 15: Final chapter submission
January 21: Final deadline