Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Call for Papers: New Review of Academic Librarianship, Special Issue on Academic Librarians as Communicators

Call for Papers
New Review of Academic Librarianship, Special Issue on Academic Librarians as Communicators
Deadline: 19 June 2015

The New Review of Academic Librarianship is an international journal that publishes reviews, research, critiques and exemplar case studies on substantive topics relevant to those providing library and information services to academic communities.
The themed issue for 2016 will be "Academic Librarians as Communicators" and will cover the broad topic of communications both within academic libraries and beyond. The Guest Editor will be Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian at Maynooth University, the National University of Ireland.
Abstracts are requested that focus on new/changing communication methods and communication patterns and their impact on the 21st Century academic library.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Communicating with the university and wider higher education sector
  • Librarians as strategic communicators within organizations and within a changing higher education environment including communicating change and measuring the effectiveness of library communication
  • Scholarly communication: including  dissemination of research, open access advocacy, interdisciplinary research, research data management, digital humanities, UDCs, altmetrics, bibliometrics, citation technologies, digital preservation and curation, social media in research and e-publishing, and promoting UDCs
  • Social media and communication
  • User behavior and communication: including marketing, customer service, student experience and engagement, surveys, feedback and consultation, networking, and measuring impact
  • Collaboration and communication: including communications patterns between subject librarians and Faculty across disciplines
  • Communication through academic writing
  • External communications and collaborations (networking, influencing and negotiation, engagement with local communities, cross-sector working, international working, interoperability)
  • Communication and legal framework including copyright, intellectual property, data protection, privacy issues, information governance, information security, and data standards
Submission Instructions
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing what your paper will include. For all proposed authors include name, institutional address, telephone number, and email address.  Abstracts should be submitted for consideration to the Guest Editor, Helen Fallon ( no later than 19 June 2015. People will be notified by the 14th July 2015 as to whether their abstract has been accepted or not to be taken forward as a full paper.

Editorial information
    Editor-in-Chief: Graham Walton, Loughborough University
    Guest Editor: Helen Fallon, Maynooth University, National University of Ireland

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