Friday, June 20, 2014

CFP: Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) special issue: Organizational assessment, restructuring, and evidence-based management

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is now accepting manuscripts for a special theme issue titled, “Organizational assessment, restructuring, and evidence-based management” to be published as issue 1 in 2015. The proposal submission deadline is September 15, 2014. Completed manuscripts of ~6000 words will be due December 01, 2014.

Evidence-based decision making and organizational assessment are very important to the operation of academic libraries. Library leaders need to be equipped with the best evidence from data, research, and evaluation in order to justify performance outputs for accreditation compliance and meet the sometimes ambiguous institutional-level standards for funding purposes. The guest editor also welcomes the following topics relevant to the issue:
·         Organizational assessment
·         Organizational restructuring
·         Job description review
·         Institutional role of library
·         Library’s role in accreditation – regional and programmatic
·         Assessment of collections for accreditation
·         Collection usage metrics and analysis
·         Assessment of learning/ information literacy
·         Assessment planning
·         Organizational performance evaluation
·         Organizational effectiveness
·         Culture of assessment
·         Evidence-based management
·         Workflow analysis

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading quarterly, double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in Library and Information Science (LIS).
It provides an international forum for cross-discipline information professionals, whether practitioners or academics.

Author guidelines are available here:

Please send submission proposals, abstracts, or inquiries to guest editor:
Alice L. Daugherty
Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian
Louisiana State University