Chapter Proposals: ACRL monograph tentatively titled Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success
Student wellness, particularly mental health, is emerging as a key issue in higher education. Academic libraries play an essential role in supporting teaching and student learning and are therefore well situated to play a key role in promoting and fostering student wellness. This edited volume will present case studies that describe successful and innovative approaches in library programming to promote student wellness, as well as research assessing the impact of library wellness initiatives.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
· Innovative student wellness initiatives with an emphasis on programs that have been assessed.
· Library initiatives to support at-risk student groups (first year, graduate, first-generation, international, etc.)
· Partnerships with other campus student service providers or student groups.
· Education and training initiatives for library staff to help them recognize students in distress.
· The development of spaces in the library to support student wellness (e.g., meditation spaces).
· Changes to library policies and operations to promote student wellness (food and noise policies, library hours, fines, etc.)
Proposals should include the following:
· names of all authors and institutional affiliations,
· identification of primary contact with e-mail address,
· title and ~500-word summary of proposed chapter,
· current CVs for all authors.
Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials should be included. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to write a chapter within the range of 6,000 – 9,000 words (including references).
Proposals and inquiries should be emailed to Amber Lannon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sara Holder (email@example.com) by August 15, 2018. Editors will respond to proposals by September 15, 2018. Full chapter drafts will be due by January 15, 2019.
Information about the editors:
Sara Holder is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has authored journal articles and has authored, edited, and contributed to monographs (ACRL, Chandos Series, IGI Global, Emerald, Scarecrow). She is active in ALA, ACRL, and LLAMA and is a reviewer for Journal of Academic Librarianship, IASSIST Quarterly, and Library Journal.
Amber Lannon is the Associate University Library for Academic Services at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). She has authored journal articles, and has authored, edited, and contributed to monographs (ACRL, Chandos Series, Scarecrow). She is active in ALA and is a reviewer for EBLIP.