Call for Proposals:
Book chapters on scholarly communication and information literacy
Title: Extend and Unify: Outreach and Education for Scholarly Communication and
Information Literacy Programs
Book editors: Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian at
Illinois Wesleyan University and Merinda Kaye Hensley, Instructional Services
Librarian/Coordinator, Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois at
Estimated publication date: ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference
Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries. This book will be
published in print, available for purchase in various e-book formats, and
available as a free downloadable book.
Editors of the forthcoming ACRL publications book, Extend and Unify: Outreach
and Education for Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Programs,
seek proposals for chapters from skilled librarians or others involved in
education around scholarly communication issues who have researched strategies
and/or implemented programs on the intersections between scholarly
communication (SC) issues and information literacy (IL). This book aims to
create a roadmap for librarians to integrate scholarly communication and
information literacy programs through instruction, outreach and other educative
opportunities. Written for practicing librarians who wish to build a toolkit
for integrating scholarly communication issues into information literacy and
vice versa, this book will provide essays, case studies, best practices, lesson
plans and outlines, and other material for building collaboration and promoting
discussion on scholarly communication issues in libraries and in the academy.
Potential topics include:
• teaching strategies for addressing scholarly communication issues by
population - undergraduates, graduate students, staff, administration, faculty
as well as by academic discipline
• examples of instruction and outreach through embedded librarianship and
• case studies detailing SC/IL program alignment, collaboration,
partnerships between SC and IL librarians, student publishing, campus or
discipline-specific research conferences
• classroom-based, curricular integration for undergrads or graduate
students which could include IL session outlines, lesson plans, outreach
• essays focusing on educating students, faculty and/or staff, possibly
by discipline, on specific issues e.g., author rights, copyright/Creative
Commons, OA/public access or specific types of scholarly or creative work,
e.g., data, images, performances, music, multimedia, etc.
• addressing perspectives of faculty, staff, administration including
buy-in, engagement, conversational openings, and educational programs
• assessment of SC/IL programming and outreach efforts
Please note: We are looking for diverse perspectives on these issues across
types of higher education institutions including community colleges, liberal
arts colleges/universities, ARL institutions, etc.
Target audience: The target audience for this publication is both librarians
who are responsible for instruction, information literacy, and/or scholarly
communication; liaison librarians and/or bibliographers who are responsible for
outreach and education of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and
staff in any discipline, and program coordinators for both SC and IL.
Submission procedure and timeline: Authors are invited to submit proposal by
March 2, 2012. Proposals should include author name(s), institutional
affiliation, proposed chapter title, 2-page summary of proposed chapter and a
current CV. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 2, 2012.
Full chapters (4,000+ words) are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2012.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind review basis. Chapters
should be unique to this publication - no previously published or
simultaneously submitted material should be included. Contributors may also be
requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
All inquiries and proposals should be emailed by March 2, 2012 to
Illinois Wesleyan University
Merinda Kaye Hensley
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign