Thursday, May 10, 2018

cfp Innovations in Learning and Teaching in Academic Libraries

There is a call for paper proposals for a special issue of the New Review of Academic Librarianship focusing on Innovations in Learning and Teaching in Academic Libraries and edited by Sheila Corrall and Liz Jolly. The deadline is July 2 2018. "The themed issue will focus on innovative developments in library contributions to the educational mission of their parent institution. Proposed submissions could be reports of empirical investigations of service innovations, state-of-the-art surveys or reviews of emergent practices, or single or multi-site case studies of strategic initiatives. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Innovative contributions to student learning, undergraduate research, faculty teaching, or curriculum development; Innovative approaches to co-creation and incorporation of the student voice; Innovative services and support for first-year students, international students, remote learners, or under-represented groups. Innovative contributions to student enrollment, student experience, student progression and retention, and student success; Innovative collaborations and partnerships with other units, such as careers services, student services, teaching centers, or writing centers; Innovative approaches to measurement and assessment of library impact on student and institutional performance, including participation in learning analytics initiatives."
Abstracts should be sbout 500 words (excluding references) and cover the background and purpose of the innovation or initiative described, the approach used to investigate the subject (e.g. survey), a brief description of the innovation, and the key findings and insights gained, highlighting learning points for academic libraries. Send the abstract as an email attachment to
Abstracts will be evaluated against the following criteria: Connection and relevance to the issue theme; Originality and significance of the innovation described; Explanation of the rationale for the innovation; Potential impact on professional thinking and practice; Clarity and coherence of the written submission. Authors of accepted abstracts have to submit full papers (5,000-7,000 words) by December 3, 2018.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Hawthorn, May 2018

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