Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CFP: Many Faces of Information Competence (Academic Exchange Quarterly)

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Many Faces of Information Competence (Academic Exchange Quarterly)

Fall 2012, Volume 16, Issue 3

Academic librarians are increasingly instructing targeted groups within the academic environment. Such groups include freshman learning communities, international students, graduate students, and faculty. Each of these groups is far from homogenous because of the diversity of their expectations of libraries and their information-seeking experiences. Even into the twenty-first century, many faculty members, for example, are reluctant to use electronic resources. How can we develop instruction programs that will address the shared needs of such groups and the diverse needs of individuals? What assessment tools are available to measure the success of such programs? How can we identify constituencies being underserved? Manuscripts are sought that describe successful (and even unsuccessful) approaches to information literacy for targeted groups and/or diverse populations in higher education. Manuscripts are also sought that report on quantitative or qualitative evaluations of the impact of information literacy programs, courses, and components of courses.

Who May Submit:
Manuscripts are sought from academic librarians, teaching faculty, and administrators in higher education who work with information literacy competencies. Please identify your submission with keyword: LIBRARY

Submission deadline:
Any time until the end of May, 2012; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Feature Co-editors
Heidi Blackburn, Undergraduate Services Librarian, Assistant Professor
Kansas State University – Salina 
E-mail: hblackbu@ksu.edu
Lisa Craft, Graduate and Faculty Services Librarian, Assistant Professor
Kansas State University – Salina 
E-mail: lmccraft@k-state.edu

Heidi Blackburn, MLS
Undergraduate Services Librarian

Kansas State University - Salina
2310 Centennial Rd
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 826-2637