Thursday, April 30, 2009

Call for Chapter Proposals: Edited Collection on Corporate Libraries

Call for Chapter Proposals: Edited Collection on Corporate Libraries

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in library and information science areas and information and ideas for practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential chapters and contributors.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter, for consideration.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Planning a Corporate Library, including chapters on topics such as design, architecture, and facility planning, budget and staffing, long range planning, technology planning, hiring, recruiting, and training for a new library.

-Collaborations, including chapters on interlibrary lending and borrowing, joint libraries, consortia and other types of collaborations and organizations.

-Technology, including chapters on best practices, discussions of the use of technology, and the scope of a corporate librarian’s job such as what technological support they offer, web sites and internet databases in relations to corporate librarianship, electronic services.

-Staffing, including human resources, continuing education, professional networking, core competencies, management, routines

-Communications, including articles regarding communications; for example, with satellite offices, with overseas branches, interdepartmental, computer mediated communication, and more.

-Knowledge Management/ Organization, including topics covering how Corporate Libraries manage data and knowledge and organize it, and share it.

-Special Issues This section will include articles about any special issues pertaining to Corporate Librarianship, such as copyright and other legal topics, especially those that are unique to corporate librarianship.

Please send chapters or chapter proposals by May 15, 2009, through email to:

Paul and Sigrid Kelsey, editors

Sigrid Kelsey
Louisiana State University Libraries