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Call for Chapter Proposals: Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries Book (Deadline May 30)

(via Jennifer Joe, Western Kentucky University)

The editors of Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries, Jennifer Joe and Elisabeth Knight, would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal. This is the SECOND Call for Proposals.

Introduction

The subject of the use of social media has been renewed by the impact that social media had on the last U.S. presidential election, and the impact that social media networks will have on subsequent elections. This has called attention to the relevance and urgency of incorporating social media use into the academic library, both as a marketing tool and as an instruction tool – and even as an instruction topic. As guides in the information world, it is important that librarians be well-versed in social media. This publication seeks to be an up-to-date, “post-truth” look at the importance of social media in all facets of library marketing and instruction at the academic (post-secondary) level.

Objective

The objective of this book is to provide a concise reference for librarians in the field to consult for advice and guidance in using social media in academic libraries and in instruction, with special emphasis on assessment and evidence-based practiced. This volume will give librarians the foundation necessary to argue for or against social media use in their library, as is appropriate for their situation.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support professionals in the field who wish to incorporate or improve upon social media use at their respective institutions.

Recommended Topics

What is/are Social Media?
Similarities/Differences in Social Media Use among different libraries
Social Media and Academic Library Marketing
Social Media as an Information Literacy Tool
Social Media as an Information Literacy Topic
Social Media Assessment for Marketing
Social Media Assessment for Library Instruction
Problems with Social Media Use (FERPA, etc.)
Examples of Social Media Use in Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are due Wednesday, May 30. For more information, including submission guidelines and important dates, please visit this link, or feel free to submit a proposal directly here. Any questions can be directed to Jennifer Joe (jennifer.joe@wku.edu) or Elisabeth Knight (elisabeth.knight@wku.edu).

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