Reference Services Review (RSR) is seeking authors to write on the theme of the role of the library in campus-wide retention efforts – Volume 41 Number 1, will be published in February 2013. First drafts of manuscripts will be due by October 8, 2012. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on major and /or minor revisions in late October and early November 2012.
The journal is pre-published through Emerald EarlyCite http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at: http://www.emeraldinsight.
With national attention focused on performance levels of higher education institutions, many colleges and universities are focusing on Retention, Progression, and Graduation (RPG) efforts. While the campus library is often included in tours when new potential students are recruited, the library and its services are an integral part of retaining those students and helping them progress toward graduation.
In this issue of RSR, the intersection of the library with these larger campus wide efforts will be explored.
Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
- The role of the library with Summer Bridge or College Transition programs
- Library involvement in new student recruitment
- Research demonstrating a connection between information literacy instruction and student success
- Role of the library in retention of specific student populations (distance, nontraditional, at-risk, etc)
- Non-academic programming in libraries (working with other campus agencies)
- Academic success of student library workers
The co-editors for this special issue are: Anne Barnhart and Andrea Stanfield from the University of West Georgia. Please send expressions of interest, abstracts, or inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: http://libguides.