Monday, July 17, 2006

Call for Reviewers: Journal of Web Librarianship

Call for Reviewers: Journal of Web Librarianship

The Journal of Web Librarianship, a quarterly journal from Haworth Press beginning publication in Spring 2007, is currently seeking volunteers to serve as reviewers of books and other media. Individuals who are relatively new to the profession (e.g., recent MLIS/MLS graduates, current
students) are strongly encouraged to volunteer as reviewers; for more information, see:

The Journal of Web Librarianship publishes material related to all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals in the Web environment. JWL strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications about relevant topics in web librarianship.

Examples of topics appropriate for JWL include but are not limited to:
web page design, usability testing of library or library-related sites, cataloging or classification of Web information, international issues in web librarianship, scholars' use of the web, information architecture, library departmental web pages, RSS feeds, podcasting, library services via the web, search engines, history of libraries and the web, and future aspects of web librarianship.

The Review Section is designed to present readers with brief evaluations of published materials on emerging technologies and topics related to professional practice. Materials selected for review are consistent with the above scope of JWL.

In 500-1000 words, reviewers are expected to include descriptive and evaluative statements on the merits of the reviewed material and the recommended audience. For items that are not specific to libraries and library-related applications or not explicitly linked to the discipline of Library and Information Science, the reviewers are also expected to consider the hypothetical or emerging applications of the technology in libraries along with the anticipated impact that adoption of those technologies or perspectives may bring to professional practice.

Those interested in writing reviews for the Journal of Web Librarianship should submit the following as email attachments to the Review Editor, Phillip M. Edwards, via

1. A reasonably current curriculum vitae or resume;

2. A writing sample; a review of a book or resource, published or unpublished, is preferred;

3. One or more titles from the Books Awaiting Reviewers list that he or she feels qualified to review.

Questions about the Review Section may also be submitted via email to the above address. For more information about the Journal of Web Librarianship and guidelines for authors making submissions to the general sections, please refer to:

Best regards,

Phil Edwards

Phillip M. Edwards -
University of Washington
Doctoral Candidate (Ph.C.), The Information School
Review Editor, Journal of Web Librarianship