Trudi E. Jacobson
Volume 7, 2011
4 issues per year
Print ISSN 1522-8959
Online ISSN 1522-9114
Public Services Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts for a special issue: Next Generation Library Services, guest edited by Beth Blakesley, Washington State University, and Alex Merrill, Washington State University.
Over the past decade libraries have faced increasing pressure to provide more with less. Academic libraries have developed innovative programs to meet the challenge of continuing to provide the same level of service using different methods. Many of these programs have been implemented using new web technologies or social media platforms. Unfortunately, these new and novel methods are not created equal.
This special issue of Public Services Quarterly seeks papers reporting the success (or failure) of "Next Generation" library services in any type of library environment. These services are not limited to web applications or projects and can most certainly include all manner of analog or digital services that have proven (or not) to be effective. Case studies or "How we did it here" papers are welcome but the editors are looking for a solid underlying framework for discussing the methodologies used to prove or disprove why the service was or was not a success.
The submission deadline is June 1, 2011. Please send all submissions and questions to the guest editors at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
For more information about the journal, including complete submission instructions and guidelines, please visit: