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Call for Chapter Proposals–Bridging Research and Library Practice: Global Perspectives on Education and Training (Deadline Wed., Jan. 12)

(via ​Dr. Kawanna Bright, East Carolina University)

The editors of the upcoming publication Bridging Research and Library Practice: Global Perspectives on Education and Training are seeking chapter proposals. The proposed edited volume will present case studies from multiple countries and highlight the voices of library and information science (LIS) educators, who teach research methods in LIS programs in different international contexts, and will also include voices of library practitioners who engage in research, and those who organize professional development programs and training in research methodology. Three members of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Section serve as editors: Krystyna Matusiak, Debbie Schachter, and Kawanna Bright.

The editors of the book are seeking chapter proposals from LIS practitioners engaged in research. These chapters, written as case studies, would focus on practitioners’ preparation for conducting research, experiences in designing and executing research studies, expanding research skills, and applying different research methodologies in practice.

Editors are interested in the experiences of practitioners working in all library settings, including academic, public, and school libraries. Library and information professionals working and researching in other LIS settings are also welcome to submit a proposal. Specifically, a global perspective to these topics is being sought, and so practitioners from all countries are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submitting a Proposal  

Proposals for case study chapters should include the following information.

  • author(s) name, affiliation, e-mail and country of practice
    • if more than one author, please identify the corresponding author with an asterisk by the name.
  • proposed title for chapter
  • an abstract (150 to 250 words) detailing on what research experiences or projects the proposed case study would study
  • three objectives of the proposed chapter (what will readers learn about the research experience or project from the case?)

Complete proposals should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Dr. Krystyna Matusiak (krystyna.matusiak@du.edu) or Dr. Kawanna Bright (brightka19@ecu.edu) by Wednesday, January 12. The editors will review all submitted proposals and identify cases for inclusion in the book.

Notifications for accepted proposals will be sent by Wednesday, January 26. If accepted, first drafts of completed cases will be due by Thursday, March 31. The expected length for a chapter is 2,500 – 3,000 words.

Any questions can be submitted directly to the editors, Dr. Krystyna Matusiak (see above for e-mail address), Dr. Debbie Schachter (dschachter@langara.ca), and Dr. Kawanna Bright (see above for e-mail address.

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