Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Call for Chapter Proposals: LibGuides: Making Dynamic Web Design and Management Simple for Non Web-designers

Call for Chapter Proposals: LibGuides: Making Dynamic Web Design and Management Simple for Non Web-designers - A LITA Guide

Editors – Aaron Dobbs, Ryan Sittler, and Doug Cook

Send Doug a proposal – dr.library.guy at
Proposal details are at:

Aaron, Ryan, and Doug have a contract with LITA and Neal-Schuman to edit a LITA Guide on using software, such as LibGuides, to enhance library services. This timely book will provide the new user of such software as LibGuides with tips and techniques to get the most use out of the product. The book will also have interest to the seasoned creator of guides as we will be including chapters providing a theoretical basis for the best use of the web, particularly in conjunction with instruction and design. We are also planning a Guides Showcase of outstanding examples of Research Guides, which should provide readers with numerous ideas.

We would like proposals from potential authors for the following chapters. (more details at website)
1. Introduction to Online Research Guides
2. Building a Collection of Research Guides
3. The Tenets of Good Web Design/Layout
4. Creating Pages from a Pedagogical Perspective
5. Administering a Web Page Development Platform
6. LibGuides - How to Get Started Creating Guides
7. LibGuides - Advanced strategies and techniques
8. LibGuides - LibAnswers and Community Guides
9. Assessment and Web Guides
10. Other Library Guide Software
11. Other Ideas??
12. Research Guides Showcase – chapter or possible companion web site

PROPOSALS (more details at web site)
We would like proposals by February 15, 2011. Final accepted chapters will be due to us by August 1, 2011. The publication date is currently set for Spring 2012. Chapters must be unique to this book, if you have published an article about LibGuides, your chapter cannot be a rehash of the same topic. Workshops
and presentations are fine as a basis for a chapter.

Proposal details are at:

Email any of us with questions.
-Aaron Dobbs, Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian, Shippensburg University
of PA, awdobbs at
-Ryan Sittler, Instructional Technology / Information Literacy Librarian,
California University of PA, sittler at
-Doug Cook, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Shippensburg University of PA.
dr.library.guy at