Friday, January 08, 2016

CFP: Future of Library Space (Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2016)

Call for proposals

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2016 Volume:  The Future of Library Space

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana

Libraries are dealing with unprecedented changes on several fronts: technological developments, funding difficulties, and an increasing need to prove themselves to a demanding population.  These factors understandably impact physical library space.  Looking toward the future, what changes can we expect to see in how libraries use space? 

The first 2016 volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will focus on the future of library spaces.  ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series aims to answer the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2016 volume on the future of library space. If you are interested in being part of this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to by February 15, 2016.

Submission deadlines:
  • Submission deadline for proposals: Feb. 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance sent by March 1, 2016
  • Submission deadline for full chapters: May 1, 2016
  • Comments returned to authors: June 15, 2016
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions: July 15, 2016