Sunday, September 28, 2008

CFP: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship Issue on Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

CFP: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship Issue on Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

Special Issue on Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, a refereed quarterly for librarians and information specialists in academic, private/corporate business libraries, as well public libraries, welcomes the submission of original articles on the topic of Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach.


Entrepreneurship is a major source of innovation, economic growth and new job creation. The increasing importance of entrepreneurial firms as “engines” of economic growth has lead to an enhanced interest by policy makers, regulators and academics. Entrepreneurship programs have rapidly increased on university campuses –both in business schools and engineering, science, education and fine arts curriculums.

The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. This special issue looks to gather together best practice in this area in the form of case studies, research articles and review papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Library outreach to small business and start-up companies

· Library collaboration with business schools and/or community agencies

· Library roles in entrepreneurship experiential learning programs

· Information resource bibliographies

· Book and product reviews

The above list is not intended to be prescriptive and the Special Issue is happy to consider a wide range of topics. If writers are in any doubt whether a potential topic is suitable please contact the Special Issue Editors:

Hal Kirkwood, MLIS

Karen I. MacDonald, MBA, MLIS


Authors should follow the Instructions for Authors as published in the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. Abstracts or paper outlines should be submitted by October 31, 2008. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability by the Special Issue Editors. Completed papers should be submitted by March 30, 2009.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send as a Word file attachment to the editors at and