Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP - Advancing Librarian Education

Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2011

Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design

A book edited by Ari Sigal, MLS

Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com

Introduction: 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 education.

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 programs.

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, research and reference

(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 March 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.

Publisher: 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 www.igi-global.com . This title is anticipated to be released in 2012.

A description of the volume and a Call for Chapters is online at the following URL (but note deadline extensions in this CFP that are not reflected on the web site: proposals are due March 30, 2011). http://www.igi-global.com/AuthorsEditors/AuthorEditorResources/CallForBookChapters/CallForChapterDetails.aspx?CallForContentId=5242084b-11e0-445b-b3bc-b6e2f697d069

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

Michelle M. Kazmer, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

School of Library & Information Studies / College of Communication & Information

Florida State University

Email: mkazmer@fsu.edu

Phone: 850.559.2421 / michellekazmer