Monday, June 09, 2014

CFP: Assessment in Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarianship

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for an issue focusing on “Assessment in Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarianship” to be published as volume 34(1). The submission deadline is September 26, 2014.

We welcome the following topics relevant to behavioral and social science librarianship:

•       Examination or analyses of assessment methods/practices/criteria
•       Impact of assessment on library services (especially with respect to users), decision making, access to collections and information, library facilities, collection development, and library management
•       Examination of relevant theories, methodology, and assessment tools
•       Analysis of various assessment methods and methodology
•       Insights gained from assessment efforts
•       Examination of the integration of library assessment in everyday activities or practices
•       Planning of assessment efforts

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including subject areas of anthropology, business, communication studies, criminal justice, education, international and area studies, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and
women’s studies.

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Is there a topic or issue you would like to see addressed in B&SSL? Contact the
editor with suggestions.


Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Head, Communications Library
Associate Professor
University of Illinois
122 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801