Call for Chapters: Changing Roles, Changing Times: Essays on Academic and Public Librarians’ Responsibilities in an Era of Change

Call for Book Chapters: Academic and Public Libraries

I am seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection tentatively titled “Changing Roles, Changing Times: Essays on Academic and Public Librarians’ Responsibilities in an Era of Change”, to be published by McFarland & Company.

The monograph’s purpose is to examine the impact of technology on librarians’ position duties and responsibilities.  This evolution is leading to the creation of new positions and the restructuring of old positions in order to meet the increasing demands technology is placing on the profession.  The impact of technology is significantly revising the look of librarianship in the academic and public spheres.  Librarians from all levels are impacted from the newly-hired librarian to the seasoned, veteran manager.

This work seeks to capture the experiences, thoughts, and opinions of librarians whose new roles are transforming their working relationships with faculty and students and related communities. Librarians working in academic and public libraries have valuable experiences to share with the library community. The entire library community will benefit from reading and applying the experiences and knowledge shared by a group of library leaders.

Please submit a proposal of 250-500 words for consideration.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

Digital Services:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Collaborations with constituents such as students and local communities
  • Data Curation and Preservation
  • Data Management (e.g. data management plans)
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Discovery search services
  • Social Media
  • Virtual Reality

“Open” Activities:

  • Creative Commons Licensing
  • Institutional Repositories
  • Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright)
  • Open Access (e.g., monographs, journals, open educational resources)
  • Scholarly Communications

By February 8, 2019, please email your chapter proposals to:
Tom Diamond, editor
Louisiana State University
notted@lsu.edu<mailto:notted@lsu.edu>

Thanks,
Tom Diamond
Louisiana State University

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