Monday, May 23, 2016

CFP: Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2017 Volume: Emotion in the Library Workplace

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2017 Volume:  Emotion in the Library Workplace
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana
Volume Editor: Miriam Matteson, Kent State University

Emotions are prevalent in the library workplace leading to many questions and areas of analysis worth exploring. For example, what tools for developing emotional intelligence are used effectively in library workplaces?  How can emotional labor be managed to minimize  the negative effects of emotion work? How can library employees express authentic emotions while still adhering to service expectations? How does dispositional affect – how one experiences emotions - influence relationships in the workplace? What role does emotion play in effective as well as ideal library leadership and management? In this volume we welcome submissions that consider how emotions or related concepts such as affect, mood, or discrete feelings, intersect with library administration.

The first 2017 volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will focus on the role of emotions in the library workplace.  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 2017 volume on emotions in the library workplace.  If you are interested in being part of this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at by July 15, 2016.

Submission deadlines:
  • Submission deadline for proposals: July 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  August 31, 2016
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 31, 2016
  • Comments returned to authors:  December 31, 2016
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  February 15, 2017