Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP: Advances in Library Administration and Organization Volume on Project Management in the Library Workplace

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Project Management in the Library Workplace
Publication due 2017
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Alice Daugherty, Louisiana State University Libraries

Many works have been published on ‘how to do project management’ in librarianship, but there are gaps in coverage of the deeper issues and surrounding processes. For example, what methods have been successfully used, in the library workplace, for assessing efficacy of project management?  What are the future trends and implications for library administration and management as formal project management schema become more commonplace in library work? How do these formal schemas demonstrably affect and improve library workplaces? For this forthcoming volume we welcome submissions that consider how project management affects library administration and that address the role of project management in the library workplace.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
·         Assessments of project management approaches
·         History of project management in library administration and future trends
·         Integration of project management processes and procedures within libraries
·         Efficacy of project management tools for library workplaces and projects
·         Project-related problem solving
·         Project participants and teambuilding
·         Project leadership in libraries
·         Project management education for library workers

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2017. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
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 answers 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. 

How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2017 volume on project management in the library workplace.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Alice Daugherty at by November 15, 2016.

Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline for proposals: November 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  December 15, 2016
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2017
  • Comments returned to authors:  April 1, 2017
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  May 1, 2017