Monday, August 30, 2010

CFP: Journal of Access Services

CFP: Journal of Access Services

The Journal of Access Services welcomes the submission of research, theory, and practice papers relevant to the broad field of access services in libraries, archives and information services of all types. This journal, now published by Routledge, is under the Editorship of Dr. Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library and University Librarian, and Professor, Georgia Southern University. Former President of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) of ALA, Dr. Mitchell has published widely in areas comprising access services. He co-edited Best Practices in Access Services, a recent special issue of JAS.

Call for Papers
Articles are particularly welcome in all areas dealing with major responsibilities now subsumed under access services, including stacks maintenance, circulation services, collection maintenance, and the full range of access issues affecting libraries today, including electronic/remote access as well as traditional forms. (See also: Evolution of Access Services, at the end of this announcement.)

Examples of recent articles
“Technology for Access Services”
“On the Merit of Case Studies in Access Services”
“Personnel Management in Access Services”
“Stacks Maintenance: An Organic Approach to Growing Space”
“Evolution of the Georgia Tech Library Circulation Department”
“Improving Circulation Services Through Staff Involvement”
“Phantom Use: Quantifying In-Library Browsing of Circulating Materials”
“Managing Lost and Missing Books”
“Shelf Reading as a Collaborative Service Model”
“Changing Services and Space at an Academic Library”

Special Issues
Previous special issues of the journal include:
*Accessibility to Library-Related Services (Guest Editor: Ravonne Green)
*Best Practices in Access Services (Guest Co-Editors: Lori Driscoll and Bede Mitchell)

Instructions for Authors/Free Digital Sample Copy
A full “Instructions for Authors” as well as complimentary online sample copy may be obtained from:

Prospective authors may also contact the Editor, Dr. Bede Mitchell . Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts via email with attached word document.

Free Print Sample Copy
To request a free print sample copy, E-mail:, Or, call 1-800-354-1420