Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Call for Case Studies: Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries

I am writing a book tentatively entitled “Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries.” The book will be part of the LITA Guides series, published by Rowman and Littlefield. I plan to submit the manuscript by September 2017, and would be asking for completed case study drafts (approximately 750-1000 words) by June 2017. The book covers the following broad areas, and I would like to solicit case studies from all types of academic libraries that highlight practical approaches in addressing these issues, even if they were not successful:
1.       Overview of emerging technology trends in academic libraries
2.       Building a culture of innovation
3.       Developing a technology strategic plan
4.       Integrating technology into the classroom
5.       The role of technology outside the classroom (programming, events)
6.       Outreach and collaboration
7.       Outlining infrastructure and logistical support
8.       Determining the impact of these various activities

Please fill out the following form to indicate your interest and proposed case study by Friday, February 3rd and I will get back to you by February 24th with a decision and additional details regarding the process and timeline:

I would love to have you join me on this project, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Cinthya Ippoliti

Cinthya Ippoliti
Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services
Oklahoma State University|OSU Library