This is a call for book chapters for The New Librarianship, a book that will focus on new roles and responsibilities for librarians in the digital environment, as well as new skill sets, new partnerships, and other exciting endeavors. The book will be published by Scarecrow Press.
Topical areas suggested include:
- information stewardship
- research evaluation metrics
- new skills and new roles
- open access
- scholarly publishing
- the library as publisher
- involvement, engagement, connection with patrons/customers
- embedded librarianship
- research data management and services
- grant writing
- virtual reference, instruction, etc.
- innovative uses of technology
- library mobile apps
- information visualization
- ILMS redefined
- data literacy, media literacy, multi-literacy
- institutional repositories
- sustainable and effective assessment
- exciting and innovative partnerships outside of and within the library
- user-generated content
- data curation
- innovative uses of metadata standards and interoperability
- new models for library services
- mega-collaborations (shared print, shared services, etc.)
- marketing/outreach services
- “green” libraries
- creating/reinventing new spaces in libraries
- web-scale discovery tools
These are only a few of the topics that will be explored in this book. The editor is looking for case studies, thoughtful and insightful opinions, and innovative new services and models for moving libraries forward.
To submit book chapter proposals, please submit an abstract of approximately 100 words and a title for the chapter to Dr. Brad Eden at email@example.com. Deadline for proposals is November 25, 2013. Deadline for accepted chapters to be submitted to the editor would be May 1, 2014.