Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CFP: The Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum (ALA Annual 2015)

CFP: The Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum (ALA Annual 2015)

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects.  The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum.  Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each
presentation.    Criteria for selection are:

  • Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices
  • Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
  • Quality and creativity of the methodology
  • Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 15, 2014, will not be accepted.
The submission must consist of no more than two pages.  On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing
address, telephone number, fax number, and email address).  The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information.  Instead, it must include only:

  •      The title of your project
  •      A clear statement of the research problem
  •      A description of the research methodology used
  •      Results of the project, if any
The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2014.

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 15, 2015.

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions to:

Emily Prather-Rodgers
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu
TEL:   630-637-5709
FAX:  630-637-5716