Call for Chapters
Propose a chapter for this book
Jennifer Joe, Western Kentucky University Elisabeth Knight, Western Kentucky University
Accepted proposals will be notified by May 30, 2018. The review process will run from August 30th, to October 15th, with review results given to authors by October 30th. Final acceptance notifications will be sent by December 15th, 2018.
Introduction The subject of the use of social media has been renewed by the impact that social media had on the last U.S. presidential election, and the impact that social media networks will have on subsequent elections. This has called attention to the relevance and urgency of incorporating social media use into the academic library, both as a marketing tool and as an instruction tool – and even as an instruction topic. As guides in the information world, it is important that librarians be well-versed in social media. This publication seeks to be an up-to-date, “post-truth” look at the importance of social media in all facets of library marketing and instruction at the academic (post-secondary) level.
Objective The objective of this book is to provide a concise reference for librarians in the field to consult for advice and guidance in using social media in academic libraries and in instruction, with special emphasis on assessment and evidence-based practiced. This volume will give librarians the foundation necessary to argue for or against social media use in their library, as is appropriate for their situation.
Target Audience The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support professionals in the field who wish to incorporate or improve upon social media use at their respective institutions.
- What is/are Social Media?
- Similarities/Differences in Social Media Use among different libraries
- Social Media and Academic Library Marketing
- Social Media as an Information Literacy Tool
- Social Media as an Information Literacy Topic
- Social Media Assessment for Marketing
- Social Media Assessment for Library Instruction
- Problems with Social Media Use (FERPA, etc.)
- Examples of Social Media Use in Academic Libraries
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2018, a chapter proposal of 500 to 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 30, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 30, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://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.
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 2019.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elisabeth Knight (email@example.com).
Propose a chapter for this book
Jennifer Joe and Elisabeth Knight