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Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies II

Call for abstracts for! The deadline is Aug 1 – and we’re looking forward to seeing
your ideas! For more information, contact Ann Braithwaite,
abraithwaite@upei.ca and/or Catherine Orr, orrc@beloit.edu

Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies – Volume II

(under contract with Routledge/Taylor and Francis)

Call for Chapter Proposals – August 1, 2017

Catherine M. Orr and Ann Braithwaite, Editors

Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies II (RWGS II) is an anthology that
addresses the complexities and inherent paradoxes of the expansive
knowledge project known as Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) for audiences
both inside and adjacent to the field. RWGS II continues the work of Rethinking
Women’s and Gender Studies (Routledge 2012)
<https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Womens-Gender-Studies-Catherine/dp/0415808316/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496332594&sr=8-1&keywords=rethinking+women%27s+and+gender+studies>
but
seeks to complement rather than merely update it. It is both the same, in
that it explores key terms and common narratives, and different, in that it
stretches its scope of exploration vis-à-vis new terms that now circulate
both in WGS and other interdisciplinary knowledge projects. Thus, our focus
in this new volume is more future oriented in that we want authors to think
about what terms are crossing field boundaries and where those
boundary-crossings can take us.*

List of Possible Terms Include (but are not limited to): Nation,
Decoloniality, Race, Anti/Blackness, Inclusion, Consent, Women of Color,
Whiteness, Indigeneity, Women, Cis-, Citizenship, Masculinity, Disability,
Diversity, Affect, Social Justice, Non-human animals, Eco-feminism,
Critical, Civic Engagement, Experience/Experiential Learning, Branding,
Inclusive Excellence, The Ph.D., Violence, Expertise, Entrepreneurship

In exploring a term, we ask each contributor contemplate the following
questions:

How are you positioned in relation to the field of WGS? What moves you
to take up this particular term?

How does this term function in WGS–intellectually, institutionally,
administratively, and/or pedagogically?

What are some of the tensions within WGS generated by this term?

How does this term point to, overlap, or contradict other theoretical
languages, approaches, and fields?

How does this term reflect different temporalities (disciplinary
histories, “times,” career clocks, or generations) within or beyond WGS?

What would a reconsideration of this term offer to WGS as a knowledge
project?

Chapter Proposals DUE August 1, 2017:  500-word abstract that addresses
some or all of above questions plus bio or short CV. Send to:
orrc@beloit.edu and abraithwaite@upei.ca

Final Draft of Chapters DUE: January 10, 2018.  6000 words maximum
(including endnotes), Times New Roman, 12-point manuscript text with
one-inch margins.

*More about  RWGS II:

As with RWGS
<https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Womens-Gender-Studies-Catherine/dp/0415808316/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496332594&sr=8-1&keywords=rethinking+women%27s+and+gender+studies>,
RWGS II focuses on asking how certain terms come to be taken-for-granted in
WGS, exploring both the unacknowledged assumptions and subsequent
unintended consequences of their use. Identifying and interrogating the
functions and effects of these terms continues to reflect our understanding
of WGS as a knowledge project, one that asks questions about how we come to
know something as much as what it is we claim to know.  As such, RWGS
II continues
to interrogate the field through a double(d) lens, insisting that the
languages that circulate in the field constitute both our methods of
analysis and our objects of study.

Using the same organizational approach of constructing critical genealogies
of key terms as in RWGS
<https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Womens-Gender-Studies-Catherine/dp/0415808316/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496332594&sr=8-1&keywords=rethinking+women%27s+and+gender+studies>,
RWGS II extends that earlier project, now unpacking, exploring, and
accounting for terms that are not necessarily unique to WGS but that are
nevertheless influential in its current understandings and practices.
Think, for instance, of terms that circulate just as much in
interdisciplinary projects adjacent to WGS (e.g., Ethnic Studies,
Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, Queer Studies, Prison Studies,
Social Justice Studies) as they do in WGS. We think of these terms as sites
of encounter that are characterized just as much by agreement and consensus
as by contestation and conflict as they cross inter/disciplinary
boundaries. Their mobilization in WGS has the potential to excite and
agitate the field imaginary in ways that are both productive and
problematic for the present and future(s) of  WGS.

Likewise, RWGS II aims to further explore the ways in which WGS always
works both within and against the institution within which it is located,
through a variety of terms and narratives that take the university itself
as a site of encounter in need of further interrogation. What happens if
those terms are faced head on, and even embraced by and in the name of WGS?
What productive work of social change, and of critical reflection on the
relationships between identity/knowledge/power, can occur when WGS—uneasily
to be sure—encounters these terms and practices them “otherwise?” Can such
counterintuitive moves illuminate new–as yet unthought–futures of WGS?
Can embracing a politics of engagement (rather than a politics of refusal)
reveal new genealogies and different trajectories for and of this field, in
academia and beyond?

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Publication due 2019
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Janet Crum, Northern Arizona University

Libraries have begun doing more to support entrepreneurship and innovation
within their communities. Makerspaces and business incubators have become
featured attractions in public and academic libraries and provide a unique way
to reach out to a user group that can bolster a community in dynamic ways.
ALAO seeks submissions for the “Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation”
volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how library
leaders can develop support for innovation and entrepreneurship within their
libraries.  Examples include but are not limited to: analyzing case studies
from several institutions to identify best practices; ways of designing
library spaces to ensure they meet the needs of all constituents; theoretical
discussions on how activities/spaces supporting entrepreneurship and
innovation reflect the mission of libraries; creative ways to get resources to
support efforts in these areas; how these areas can lead to new kinds of
collaborations that benefit libraries.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
How the historical and cultural role of libraries has changed (or not) to
include services that support creativity and innovation
How and why the development of makerspaces and incubators (or other innovative
programs) supports the larger community in which the library is situated
How innovative and entrepreneurial support develops new partnerships, and how
those partnerships can be sustained.

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and
Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019.
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical
developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library
administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have
libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a
platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across
issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this
series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and
collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional
quandaries.

How to submit
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract
of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final
submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by August 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines
Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance sent by:  October 31, 2017
Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2018
Comments returned to authors:  April 30, 2018
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  June 30, 2018

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action

Book Publisher: McFarland

Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library,
Columbia, Connecticut
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian,
Michigan.
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter
Park, Florida.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school,
special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity
to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social
change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be
inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights,
social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming,
professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a few.

One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one
complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many
co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.
Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by
July 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place TOL, YOUR LAST NAME on subject
line to: epsteinsc@gmail.com

Handbook of Research on E-Assessment in Higher Education

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2812

IMPORTANT DATES July 15, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline  July 25, 2017: Notification of Acceptance  November 15, 2017: Full Chapter Submission  January 15, 2018: Review Results Returned  February 28, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification  March 15, 2018: Final Chapter Submission

Editors:

Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP, aazevedo@iscap.ipp.pt  José Azevedo, CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP, jazevedo@iscap.ipp.pt 

Introduction:

Assessment profoundly influences the motivation of those who learn, shapes their perspectives about learning and therefore plays a key role in the educational process. The introduction of different assessment systems has important impacts throughout the educational process (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Brown, 2001; Bull & Danson, 2001; Frankland, 2007; Garfield & Ben-Zvi, 2008; Holmes, 2015; Jacob, Issac, & Sebastian, 2006; Jarvis, Holford, & Griffin, 2003; JISC, 2007; Redecker & Johannessen, 2013; Scouller, 1998; Smith et al., 1996; Stödberg, 2012; Wild, Triggs, & Pfannkuch, 1997). In the last years, the emergence of a new paradigm valuing the student as the central subject in the construction of their learning, requires new pedagogical approaches, and diversified methods (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Llamas-Nistal, Fernández-Iglesias, González-Tato, & Mikic-Fonte, 2013; Mora, Sancho-Bru, Iserte, & Sánchez, 2012; Rod, Eiksund, & Fjaer, 2010). According to Redecker e Johannessen (2013), changes in pedagogical practices and in the learning processes can only happen when also changing assessment.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) place challenges and at the same time offer teachers tools to create differentiated learning opportunities for students. The use of ICT in the assessment process is thus unavoidable, through electronic assessment, or e-assessment. In this case, ICT is used throughout the evaluation process from the design of the tests to the storage of the results (Stödberg, 2012). One possible approach is to develop specific environments for this purpose (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Dascalu & Bodea, 2010; Llamas-Nistal et al., 2013). Another approach is the use of the so-called Learning Management Systems (LMS) (Burrow, Evdorides, Hallam, & Freer-hewish, 2005; Salas-Morera, Cubero-Atienza, Redel-Macías, Arauzo-Azofra, & García-Hernández, 2012). LMS have the advantage of providing a vast set of tools specifically designed for the implementation of e-assessment. Among these tools we emphasize the quizzes, which can encompass several types of questions, such as multiple-choice, true/false, item matching, short answer, among others.

Considering its purpose, assessment may be formative and/or summative, or diagnostic (Jacob et al., 2006; Redecker & Johannessen, 2013; Stödberg, 2012) (Jacob et al., 2006; Redecker & Johannessen, 2013; Stödberg, 2012). In relevant scientific studies about this topic, it was found that the use of formative evaluation or of both types, formative and summative simultaneously, is more common than the use of summative evaluation alone (Stödberg, 2012). E-assessment can be useful and can bring benefits to both types of assessment, formative and summative (Bull & Danson, 2001; McAlpine, 2002).Assessment can also be continuous. E-assessment “can provide a powerful means of continuous assessment, providing rapid and detailed feedback to students and academics about the learning process.” (McAlpine, 2002, p. 8).

Stödberg (2012) presents a study in which e-assessment task were classified in five categories namely: (i) closed questions, such as multiple-choice questions and matching, (ii) open-ended questions, (iii) portfolio, (iv) product, such as software, and (v) discussions between students.  There are applications of e-assessment in diverse areas such as geography (Holmes, 2015; Rod et al., 2010; Wilson, Boyd, Chen, & Jamal, 2011), management (Jacob et al., 2006), chemistry (Sorensen, 2013), medicine (Harris et al., 2015), engineering (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Burrow et al., 2005; Jacob et al., 2006; Moscinska & Rutkowski, 2012) , and Mathematics (Acosta-Gonzaga & Walet, 2013; Blanco & Ginovart, 2012; Ferrão, 2010; Gruttmann, Böhm, & Kuchen, 2008; Hauk, Powers, & Segalla, 2015; Mathai & Olsen, 2013).

Historically, assessment in higher education consisted in the application of final exams for each of the courses, the so-called final assessment. In Europe, the Bologna process points out to another type of assessment, encompassing diverse forms of assessments carried out during the semester/academic year, the so-called continuous assessment. E-assessment plays an important paper in this context, and has nowadays a growing importance in Higher Education, not only in Europe, but around the world.

Objective:

The primary objective of this book is to provide insights concerning the use of e-assessment in Higher Education. This is a cutting-edge and important topic that deserves a reflexion, and this book is an excellent opportunity to do it. The book aims to provide the opportunity for a reflexion on this important issue, increasing the understanding of using e-assessment in the context of several different contexts, providing relevant academic work, empirical research findings, and an overview of this relevant field of study.

Target Audience:

All those that need to assess the teaching-learning process, namely teacher at all levels, from k1-k12 to college. Also professionals in the area of skills certification, managers, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and graduate students, are the target of this book.

Recommended Topics:

Traditional vs e-assessment  E-assessment with portfolios  E-assessment with multiple choice questions and other closed formats  Feedback and e-assessment  E-assessment for e-learning  Analitics and e-assessment  Adaptive systems and e-assessment  E-assessment hardware and software  E-assessment tools, applications, and portals  Other topics of interest

Submission Procedure:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 25,2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 15, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.  Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Publisher:

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Contact:

Propose a chapter for this book clicking here http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2812

 

The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (second edition)

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and can be submitted via the chapter proposal form.

Theme of the Book

What current technologies are on the cusp of moving from “gee whiz” to real-life application in libraries? This book will explore the information landscape as it might be in 3-5 years. It will describe the emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of “standard” library offerings in the not-distant future. It will introduce project managers and project doers not just to new technologies, but also provide an understanding of the broader trends that are driving them.

Chapter-length essays are particularly sought on the following topics:

  • Augmented reality
  • Content Management
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital repositories
  • Effect of cloud-based library management systems
  • Ereaders & Ebooks
  • Internet of Things
  • Library custom-built/open source tools at scale
  • Library integrations of multiple services/tools
  • Mobile Technologies (beyond responsive design)
  • Open source LMS developments
  • Patron privacy technology (focus on technology, not policies)
  • Shared print repositories
  • Tools for analytics (tools beyond Google Analytics); in-depth applications
  • User-centered design
  • Virtual reality

Details

Chapters will be in the 4000-4500 word range and must address the following points:

  1. Define the technology (in general, and in the context of the chapter)
  2. Why does the technology matter in general, and to libraries in particular?
  3. What are early adopters doing?
  4. What does the future trend look like?
  5. Having embraced this technology, what would the library of 2022 look like?

Proposals should be submitted to Ken Varnum, the book’s editor, via https://goo.gl/forms/LwXOcJfTBho6hycQ2 by July 15, 2017.

Timeline

  • July 15, 2017: Chapter proposals due via Call for Chapters Form
  • August 15, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance
  • December 15, 2017: Chapter drafts due
  • January 31, 2018: Editor’s comments provided to authors
  • February 28, 2018: Revised drafts due to editor

Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization 
Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Publication due 2019
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Janet Crum, Northern Arizona University
Libraries have begun doing more to support entrepreneurship and innovation within their communities. Makerspaces and business incubators have become featured attractions in public and academic libraries and provide a unique way to reach out to a user group that can bolster a community in dynamic ways.  ALAO seeks submissions for the “Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how library leaders can develop support for innovation and entrepreneurship within their libraries.  Examples include but are not limited to: analyzing case studies from several institutions to identify best practices; ways of designing library spaces to ensure they meet the needs of all constituents; theoretical discussions on how activities/spaces supporting entrepreneurship and innovation reflect the mission of libraries; creative ways to get resources to support efforts in these areas; how these areas can lead to new kinds of collaborations that benefit libraries.
Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
  • How the historical and cultural role of libraries has changed (or not) to include services that support creativity and innovation
  • How and why the development of makerspaces and incubators (or other innovative programs) supports the larger community in which the library is situated
  • How innovative and entrepreneurial support develops new partnerships, and how those partnerships can be sustained.
This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019.
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.
How to submit
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by August 31, 2017.
Submission deadlines
Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance sent by:  October 31, 2017
Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2018
Comments returned to authors:  April 30, 2018
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  June 30, 2018
Samantha Schmehl Hines
Associate Dean for Instructional Resources and Library Director
Peninsula College

We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

Call for Essays

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?

This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java…); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,…); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

*   How you started in library I.T.
*   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
*   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
*   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
*   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
*   Changes you’d like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
*   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
*   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June – July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1
For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.com<mailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com>

About the Editors:
Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries. She is an active member in LITA.

Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work

Edited by Amy Jackson, Cindy Pierard, Suzanne Schadl

Published by ACRL

Important dates:

Expressions of interest due February 1.

Please complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/h11HjaNjJ2Npfsez2.

Notifications are expected to go out by mid-February.

First drafts due May 15.

Overview:

This book brings together perspectives on sharing student scholarship and creative work, and instructive case studies. The book incorporates the viewpoints of librarians, teaching faculty, academic staff, community members and students themselves. We will create a dialogue around the idea of the academic library as a laboratory for emerging scholars and creatives to practice and test their disciplinary work; as a forum for sharing that work; and as an archive where work can be sustained and curated.

We are particularly interested in contributions from students in other academic programs, as well as librarians and other academics with practical experience in the area. Editors will seek proposals that directly address one of these topics, and provide ideas and/or illustrations of practice in these areas.

Chapters will be 5000-7000 words. For more information please see https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9mIw1v45fW2bGlSNWhpRWpTN0U.

Amy Jackson (Performing Arts & Digital Arts Librarian, University of New Mexico)

Cindy Pierard (Director of Access Services and Undergraduate Engagement, University of New Mexico)

Suzanne Schadl (Curator of Latin American Collections and Outreach Coordinator, University of New Mexico)

Please address correspondence to scholarshipinthesandbox@gmail.com.

Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries

I am writing a book tentatively entitled “Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries.” The book will be part of the LITA Guides series, published by Rowman and Littlefield. I plan to submit the manuscript by September 2017, and would be asking for completed case study drafts (approximately 750-1000 words) by June 2017. The book covers the following broad areas, and I would like to solicit case studies from all types of academic libraries that highlight practical approaches in addressing these issues, even if they were not successful:

  1. Overview of emerging technology trends in academic libraries
  2. Building a culture of innovation
  3. Developing a technology strategic plan
  4. Integrating technology into the classroom
  5. The role of technology outside the classroom (programming, events)
  6. Outreach and collaboration
  7. Outlining infrastructure and logistical support
  8. Determining the impact of these various activities

 

Please fill out the following form to indicate your interest and proposed case study by Friday, February 3rd and I will get back to you by February 24th with a decision and additional details regarding the process and timeline: https://goo.gl/forms/54WeG4UiyhcvchGc2

I would love to have you join me on this project, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Cinthya Ippoliti

Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services

Oklahoma State University|OSU Library

Credit-bearing Information Literacy Courses: Critical Approaches

Call for chapter proposals

Working title: Credit-bearing Information Literacy Courses: Critical Approaches

Critical librarianship understands the work of libraries and librarians to be fundamentally political and situated in systems of power and oppression. This approach requires that information literacy instruction expand its scope beyond straightforward demonstrations of tools and search mechanics and towards more in-depth conceptual work that asks questions about, among other things, the conditions of information production, presumptions of neutrality, and institutionalized oppression.

The goal of this book is to examine those critical approaches specifically in the context of credit-bearing courses. This will be useful to librarians who have struggled to find literature and case studies that directly address the unique features of teaching a credit-bearing course, including course and lesson planning, designing formative and summative assessment measures that address course-level learning outcomes, and building rapport with students.

Contributed chapters will discuss some of the ways these concepts have been developed, implemented, and assessed in various course contexts. Those who teach information literacy courses draw from many influences, including (but not limited to) literacy studies, social justice work, and sociological and anthropological approaches. This book will highlight the diversity of possibilities for implementing a critical approach to teaching information literacy in credit-bearing courses.

The book will include both discussions of conceptual approaches and case studies. Contributed chapters will be divided into appropriate sections, based on their foci.

We invite chapters on topics including, but not limited to, the following, within the context of a credit-bearing class:

  • Feminist/anti-racist/anti-colonial approaches to curriculum development
  • Critical approaches to grading and assessment
  • Unique challenges and opportunities of incorporating a critical approach in a credit course vs. one-shot/course-integrated instruction session
  • Critical reflection about instructor positionality vis-a-vis critical content and/or relationship to students
  • Conceptions of neutrality and objectivity with regard to information literacy and potentially controversial (and/or political) subject matter
  • Difficulty of critical approaches in a stand alone information literacy course (and/or criticisms of the credit-bearing mode of instruction)
  • Approaches that critique the academy and/or higher education and the neoliberal discourses that shape it
  • Reflections on the process of adopting a critical approach, whether shifting the content to critical information literacy or adopting other practices from critical pedagogies (like eschewing the banking model of education, breaking down hierarchies, incorporating social justice, etc)

Proposal submission guidelines:

  1. Abstract of up to 500 words – submit as a google document shared with creditclassbook@gmail.com
  2. Author/s CV – email to creditclassbook@gmail.com

Please feel free to email the editors with any questions about the suitability of proposal ideas or the scope of the publication.

Timeline

Proposals (up to 500 words) due February 27
Notifications sent out by March 17
Completed manuscripts (tentatively 3,000-6,000 words) due June 30

Publisher: ACRL Press

Editors:

Angela Pashia is an Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia. She regularly teaches an undergraduate level credit bearing information literacy course. She also teaches an online course for Library Juice Academy, “Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course.”

Jessica Critten is an Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia. She teaches a credit-bearing information literacy course that focuses on news and media literacy.