Tuesday, October 04, 2011

CFP: "Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development​​t" at ALA Annual 2012

CFP: "Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development​​t" at ALA Annual 2012

Reminder, Call for Papers
The Third Annual Collections Research Forum
Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development
ALA Annual 2012
The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Third Annual Collections Research Forum, "Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development," at the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects.  The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum.  Each researcher should plan for a 25-30 minute presentation, with a 10-15 minute open discussion following each presentation.    Criteria for selection are:
     Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices
     Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
     Quality and creativity of the methodology
     Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to November 4, 2011, will not be accepted.

The submission must consist of no more than two pages.  On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address).  The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information.  Instead, it must include only:
     The title of your project
     A clear statement of the research problem
     A description of the research methodology used
     Results of the project, if any
     The deadline for proposals is November 4, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be made by December 2, 2011.  
Please send submissions to:
Stephen Dew
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: shdew@uncg.edu
TEL:   336-334-4300
FAX:  336-334-5399