Friday, August 30, 2013

CFP - Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Special Issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly:
“Digital Reference and the User Experience”

Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks well-researched articles on the
topic of user experience (UX), usability, and user-centered design (UCD) as
related to public-services librarianship, including reference, research
consultation, and instruction, reference materials, online guides and
tutorials, and library search and discovery tools.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•       Merging physical and digital library UX
•       Use of technology in planning of library service points
•       Models for library UCD website development
•       Analysis of reference-source material online interfaces
•       Assessing library user experience
•       Library user interfaces and usability studies
•       Case studies of library UX and UCD projects
•       Innovative digital reference services
•       Digital tools for planning UX
Submit completed manuscripts by September 15, 2013.

See the journal website for author instructions and submission guidelines:

Please address all questions to the editor, Jason Sokoloff, at

Jason Sokoloff
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly