Thursday, May 21, 2015

CFP: New Review of Academic Librarianship - Special issue on "Academic Librarians as Communicators"

Call for Papers: New Review of Academic Librarianship - Special issue on "Academic Librarians as Communicators" 

The New Review of Academic Librarianship is an international journal that publishes reviews, research, critiques and exemplar case studies on substantive topics relevant to those providing library and information services to academic communities. 

The themed issue for 2016 will be Academic Librarians as Communicators, and will cover the broad topic of communications both within academic libraries and beyond. The Guest Editor will be Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian at Maynooth University, the National University of Ireland. Abstracts are requested that focus on new/changing communication methods and communication patterns and their impact on the 21st Century academic library. Topics may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Librarians as strategic communicators within organizations and within a changing higher education environment including communicating change and measuring the effectiveness
  • Social media and communication
  • User behavior and communication: including marketing, customer service, student experience and engagement, surveys, feedback and consultation, networking, measuring impact
  • Communication and legal framework including copyright, intellectual property, data protection, privacy issues, information governance, information security, and data standards
For a full list of possible topics, please visit:

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing what your paper will include to Guest Editor, Helen Fallon ( no later than 19 June 2015.

For all proposed authors include name, institutional address, telephone number, and email address. People will be notified by the 14th July 2015as to whether their abstract has been accepted or not to be taken forward as a full paper. 

For more information about the journal, please