Sunday, November 06, 2016

Call for Book Authors - ALCTS Monograph Series on Analysis and Assessment Guides

Analysis and Assessment Guides
ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from single authors or contributors for a new monograph series covering different aspects of analysis and assessment.  These will be short guides, 120-150 pages, covering the necessary components for conducting successful analysis and assessment projects.   Topics for each standalone volume could cover but are not limited to:

  • Collection Assessment – could focus on type of library, format, or subject area
  • Assessment in acquisitions
  • Continuing Resource/serial review/vendor assessment
  • Staff assessment – skills, workflow, workload, performance
  • Preservation assessment
  • Assessment of cataloging/metadata – output and workflows
  • Scholarly Communication metrics
  • Communicating assessment results/data visualization as a stand-alone volume

Each guide should include the following information:

  • Planning the project with examples
  • Gathering and analyzing the data
  • Things to consider
  • Standards compliance (if applicable)
  • If appropriate, communicating results effectively/data visualization
  • Lessons Learned
  • Helpful resources

For single author or editors, monograph proposals should consist of:

         A brief abstract and outline of contents
         A description of what the monograph provides over similar works, i.e. its benefit/importance to the profession
         Intended audience
         A 1-3 paragraph biographical statement.  How is your experience relevant to the proposed monograph.  Please include a writing sample and CV/resume.

If you would like to contribute to a volume, please send an email indicating your interests/the area on which you would like to write along with a sample of your writing and abstract of your proposed contribution. 

Please submit proposals by December 12, 2016 to