Call for Chapter Proposals: Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students

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Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries
Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
Series: Innovations in Information Literacy
Editors: Sarah Nagle and Elias Tzoc

As technology advances and the skills required for the future workforce continue to change rapidly, academic libraries have begun to expand the definition of information literacy and the type of library services they provide to better prepare students for the constantly-developing world they will face upon graduation. More than teaching the newest technologies, information literacy is expanding to help students develop enduring skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and more. Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students addresses the multitude of ways that academic librarians are collaborating with faculty and helping students develop these enduring skills by developing and integrating active and experiential learning approaches into teaching activities.

We plan to organize 8-10 chapters (from a multidisciplinary group of authors) into three main sections:

  • Section I – Innovation and Leadership: in times of unprecedented changes and transformations, library leaders must plan, advocate and implement innovative services that support effective learning and teaching environments for all disciplines.

  • Section II – Examples and Case Studies: academic librarianship is a field of practice where librarians and information professionals are actively involved in creating programs and services that meet the dynamic and ever-changing needs of students and faculty.

  • Section III – Future Literacy Developments: as the world continues to change, because of new technologies or global crisis, the academic library community must also continue to change/create innovative literacy services that will contribute to student success.

Chapters will be 15-20 pages (5,000 – 7,000 words and will include 1-2 figures, tables, or images) each.

Chapter proposal topics may include, but are not limited to:
Section I: Innovation and Leadership

  • Leading teams focused on new/innovative instructional techniques and technologies

  • Campus-library partnerships for innovative initiatives

  • Examples and best practices for working with faculty to incorporate new literacies/experiential learning into curricula

  • Challenging the status quo at your institution

  • Championing innovative efforts

Section II: Examples and Case Studies of Literacy efforts in

  • Digital humanities

  • Data literacy

  • Digital scholarship

  • Active/experiential learning in information literacy

  • Maker/creation literacy

  • Design thinking/entrepreneurial thinking

Section III: Future Literacy Developments

  • Emerging Literacy Services in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

  • Information Literacy and Academic Library Innovation in a Post-COVID World

We seek chapter proposals that can provide crucial guidance for administrators and information literacy practitioners on implementing various new and innovative literacies into their instruction.

Chapter submissions deadline: November 15th, 2020
Decision on chapters proposals: December 15th, 2020
Full chapters deadline: May 15th, 2021

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