Friday, December 21, 2012

Call for Chapters: International Librarianship: Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership

1 December 2012
Call for Submissions
Call for Chapters:  International Librarianship:  Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership

Editors of the proposed book, International Librarianship:  Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership, seek project participants for chapters. 

North American library leaders from the academic, corporate, humanitarian, and public service sectors have demonstrated leadership in establishing productive partnerships with international libraries, many in developing countries.

International library work mandates a specific and refined skill set – as active advocates, educators, mentors, and partners – particularly related to diversity, political, and cultural awareness issues.  We solicit contributions which consider the professional growth and enrichment of librarians in the international and intercultural arenas.  

As part of closing the critical loop, we aspire to document how librarians bring these global projects back to their institutions, publicize them in their communities and beyond, and possibly develop instructional tools to communicate this experience to broader constituencies.

Submit a one-page Abstract to all three Editors by 15 February 2013 describing your international library project.  Descriptions should explore the required intercultural skill set, project strategies, challenges and successes, personal and professional enrichment, as well as post-project insights, deliverables, and educative dialogues.  The intended publication for all essays will appear in a book format with SUNY University Press.

Notification will be sent by 1 March 2013.  Chosen participants will be required to submit 3000-5000 word Chapters to the Editors by 20 April 2013.

Constantia Constantinou -
Library Director and Department Chair, SUNY Maritime College
Fulbright Scholar (2011) and Fulbright Senior Specialist (2005) Cyprus

Michael J. Miller –
Associate Librarian for Public Services, Queens College, City University of New York
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Grantee (Summer 2011) Morocco and Tunisia

Chief Librarian, Lehman College, City University of New York
Fulbright Senior Specialist (2005) Vietnam and (2011) South Africa