Monday, January 11, 2016

cfp Strategic and policy making issues in information literacy

Open-access journal Library and Information Research has put out a call for papers for a special issue focused on strategic and policy making issues in information literacy, both in the UK and worldwide. Full papers should be submitted by 27 May 2016, and the issue is scheduled to be published in Sept/Oct 2016. The guest editor in John Crawford (who can be contacted with queries:
"This issue aims to address a broader agenda, namely policy making and strategic thinking in information literacy provision for a widely defined public at national, regional or local level." "Topics include: Information literacy policies and strategies; Influencing politicians and decision makers; Information literacy and the civic agenda (promoting democratic agendas); The relationship between digital inclusion and information literacy strategies; Social inclusion; Health literacy policies and strategies; Information literacy in the workplace; Information literacy and social justice; Information literacy and specific groups e.g. young people, senior citizens, gender issues, minority and ethnic groups, disability issues etc.; Information literacy and e-government."
Papers may be factual reports, peer-reviewed articles or opinion pieces.
- "Rigorously written reports describing the development of good practice in an institution or institutions which will be of value to people working in similar areas. These will be subject to editorial review. Although not of the same standard as research articles report articles should have the following components: An introduction setting out the background to the study and the reasons for undertaking it; A short review of the wider context of the study taking account of similar work elsewhere and some reference to relevant published work. Appropriate bibliographical citations should be provided; A description of the activity; Conclusions to be drawn from the study; How the findings relate to other similar work; Any recommendations for further action and how the study might inform similar work.
- "Research articles, typically of between 2000 and 7000 words, which will be peer reviewed.
- "Opinion pieces, focusing on any of the topics suggested in this call for papers."
Articles are submitted through the Library and Information Research website
Photo by Sheila Webber: parakeets on the grass in Maryon Wilson Park, London, December 2015

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