Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Call for Case Studies (Information Literacy Programming in an Academic Library)

Do you (or have you) designed information literacy programming for an academic library? We are seeking short case-studies (750-1000 words) for an upcoming publication by ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, scheduled to be published in 2016. Case-studies will highlight the challenges and opportunities of information literacy programming in today’s complex academic environment.

Within the publication, case-studies will fit into one of six broad areas:
staffing, curriculum design, teaching / training, spaces, outreach & collaboration, or assessment. Each case-study will serve to illustrate how the particular challenge (staffing, curriculum design, etc…) appeared and was addressed at a specific institution. Final submissions will include the following:
- Institutional background and context: 100-200 words
- Info about IL program: 100-200 words
- Explanation of how your institution tackled the lens: 300-500 words
- Lessons learned: 100-200 words
- (Optional) Additional materials/handouts

To submit a proposal, please complete the following form:
http://go.umd.edu/Zo7. Submissions will be accepted through May 22, 2015. Once notified, final case studies will be dueSeptember 4, 2015.

We encourage submissions from all types and sizes of academic libraries. From community colleges to large research libraries, public to private, specialized institution to land-grant university, we hope to highlight the breadth and depth of our library experiences. We particularly encourage submissions from those that have worked with first year programming, in ways both big and small.

Please note that case-studies do not necessarily have to have a “happy ending.” We want to hear about your challenges and the process by which you have worked through them, but we understand that sometimes the most valuable experiences are those that do not turn out as we expected!
Please feel free to get in touch with the authors, Cynthia Ippoliti (cinthya.ippoliti@okstate.edu) or Rachel Gammons (rgammons@umd.edu) with questions.

Cinthya Ippoliti
Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services
Oklahoma State University|Edmon Low Library