Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Call for Papers - Research in School Library Leadership

Call for Papers - Research in School Library Leadership

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). It is published twice yearly, in January and July and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship in school librarianship. Each issue contains exceptional papers relating to the issue theme and a selection of papers representing outstanding research on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will explore the theme School Library Leadership. This theme encompasses both the individual school librarian as a leader within their schools and the profession as a whole, and how school libraries are leadership organizations. We encourage papers that both affirm and challenge definitions of leadership in this context. This issue will expand the opportunities for researchers to share their work relating to leadership of school librarians and the school library as an essential institution of leading educational reform. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Theoretical constructs of school librarian leadership.
Leadership credibility.
School library leadership that impacts student achievement.
Case studies of school library and school librarian leadership in international contexts.
School libraries as catalysts for student and faculty leadership.

Responsive leadership in school libraries.
Mentoring as leadership.
Leadership development of school librarians.
Enablers and barriers to school librarian leadership.

School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss possibilities.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 15, 2011. 
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, 
Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart

Guidelines for Contributors are available from the Editor. Guidelines for Contributors also available on the IASL website.

Dr. Nancy Everhart
President, American Association of School Librarians

Director, School Library Media Program
Director, PALM (Partnerships Advancing Library Media) Center
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
252 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306