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Public Services Quarterly Book Reviews

Public Services Quarterly (PSQ), published by Taylor & Francis, covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons.
Book reviewers are sought to contribute to this quarterly journal. Titles are available for review with upcoming deadlines of May 15, 2017, August 15, 2017, and beyond. Reviews are approximately 500 words in length.

Reviewers should possess strong writing skills and an ability to keep to deadlines. Please provide your name, title, affiliation, a brief statement of your review interests for PSQ, and details on previous writing/reviewing experience, if any (no CVs or resumes needed). 

Reply to Kirstin Duffin, incoming Professional Reading Column Editor, kduffin@eiu.edu. Questions are welcomed.

Current titles available for review include:

Conte, Marisa L. (Ed.). (2016). Translating expertise: The librarian’s role in translational research. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

McClure, R., & Purdy, J. P. (2016). The future scholar: Researching and teaching the frameworks for writing and information literacy. Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Strittmatter, C., & Bratton V. K. (2016). Teaching plagiarism prevention to college students: An ethics-based approach. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Tattersall, A. (Ed.). (2016). Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics. London, UK: Facet Publishing.

Kirstin Duffin
Reference Librarian
Booth Library / Eastern Illinois University
kduffin@eiu.edu
217.581.7550 

Practicing Librarians (U.S.) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S.) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (publisher: American Library Association)

Foreword: Kathy Barco, READiscover New Mexico: A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy (Sunstone Press, 2007); children’s librarian, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

Afterword: Edith Campbell, Media Director, Arlington High School, Indianapolis. Indiana Libraries, Viewpoints; http://campbele.wordpress.com

Articles by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on how U.S. librarians are not tied to computers inside libraries: how librarians partner, outreach, and market libraries in their communities. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are encouraged.

One article, 1900-2100 words; no co-authors. Practical, concise, how-to contributions are needed.

Possible topics: workshops at senior centers, story hours at community swimming pools, innovative literacy outreach, partnering with artists and writers, creative youth participation, effective advocacy with elected officials, working with the media.

Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her 2008 chapbook, a recent book is
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3575-3

The deadline for current cycle of submissions is October 30, 2008.
Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies,

Please submit 3 topic proposals (each 3-4 sentences) in descending order of choice–hopefully your first will not have been already taken. Please also send a 65-70 word bio beginning with your library of employment, title, highlights of your community library outreach activities, awards, and related professional contributions. Place PARTNERS/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

Book Reviews: Women and the Law

Call for Book Reviews: Women and the Law

Proposals Due September 25, 2008

The editors of Pace Law Review invite proposals from scholars, researchers, practitioners and professionals for contributions to a special book review issue to be published in Winter 2008. We welcome contributions from those without formal training in law. We seeks proposals for reviews of any book published in 2008, 2007 or 2006 that contributes to the understanding of women’s experiences with the law.

Pace Law School has a longstanding commitment to both the study of women and the law and the development of women as lawyers and leaders. The Pace Women’s Justice Center was founded in 1991 as the first academic legal center in the country devoted to training attorneys and others in the community about domestic violence issues. Pace is a vibrant and intellectual community that contains several nationally-recognized scholars of women’s, children’s and LGBT rights.

A law review volume devoted to books concerning women and the law promotes an ongoing discourse on women and the law, justice and feminist jurisprudence.

Please submit book review proposals of no more than 500 words by attachment to plr@law.pace.edu by September 25, 2008. Proposals should include (a) the intended reviewer’s name, title, institutional affiliation and contact information; (b) the title and publication date of the book proposed for review; (c) a description of the importance of the book to the general topic; and (d) any other information relevant to the book or proposed review (e.g., the proposed reviewer’s expertise or any relationship with the author). Authors are welcome, but not required, to submit a CV as well. We expect to make publication offers by October 1, 2008.

Complete manuscripts from authors of accepted proposals will be due November 1, 2008. Completed book reviews should not exceed 8,500 words.

For more information, please contact the Pace Law Review: plr@law.pace.edu.