Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Call for Chapters: Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries

Call for Chapters: Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries

Do you use iPads (or other tablet computers) in your library?  Consider submitting a chapter to our book!  

This is a call for proposals for chapters to be included in a book entitled Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries.  This book will be edited by Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, and Carolyn Meier of Virginia Tech and published by ALA Editions.   

In order to submit a proposal, please send a 1-2 paragraph summary of your idea for a chapter, along with a current CV highlighting relevant publication experience.  Proposals and accompanying material should be submitted by November 16, 2011 to:  Although the editors of this book hope to see many creative and interesting ideas relating to the use of tablet computers in academic libraries, we are specifically concerned with the following areas of discussion and exploration:
·  Use of tablet computers to enhance library and information literacy instruction
·  Use of tablet computers to enhance reference services
·  Use of tablet computers to enhance or contribute to collection management
·  Strategies for designing tutorials and websites for tablet computers
·  Understanding how students and faculty (the surrounding academic community) are using tablet computers
·  Exploring how librarians can use tablet computers for professional development and research   
View the full CFP (including project timeline):

We look forward to receiving your proposals!  

Rebecca K. Miller
Information Literacy Coordinator
College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering
University Libraries at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia