Thursday, March 23, 2017

CFP: Venture Capital/Private Equity Research and Resources (Special Issue of Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship)

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is planning a special issue on Venture Capital & Private Equity research and resources – Proposals due by April 17, 2017; Submissions due June 15th, 2017.

Proposal Process:  Email a brief proposal - no more than 500 words - describing work-in-progress or proposed work to Celia Ross and Lisa O’Connor (contact info below)
Venture Capital & Private Equity research & resources
Data around venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) and other investments and deals play a large role in the entrepreneurial and business research landscape. However, the data sources are complex and varied. This journal issue aims to explore the creative ways business & finance librarians are staying informed on this topic, how they are teaching others about this topic and how they are incorporating VC and PE resources into their work overall.

Subject Coverage
This special issue offers a platform for librarians to discuss VC & PE topics as they relate to library research. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to VC & PE and other deal databases, outreach and instruction in these topics, use of VC & PE resources outside of the classroom (e.g. with Office of Tech Transfer, Investment Clubs, Entrepreneurial programs, etc.)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.  Original Research
●        Evaluation of VC and PE data sources
●        Evaluation of instruction or outreach in using VC & PE resources
●        Innovative approaches to teaching and learning using VC & PE resources
●        Challenges related to utilizing VC & PE resources across campus groups

2. Case Studies
●        Best strategies for integrating VC & PE resources into the curriculum
●        Best practices for developing and promoting VC & PE resources to institution

NOTE: Non-empirical papers and case studies are welcome, as are reviews of databases and books and other sources of information in this area.
Important dates
●        Proposal submission (<500 words): April 17, 2017 (please send to *both* Celia Ross & Lisa O’Connor [contact info below])
●        Notification of decision: April 28, 2017
●        Full paper or review submission: June 15, 2017
●        Final acceptance notification: July 1, 2017
●        Publication: December, 2017

Guest Editor
Celia Ross
Senior Associate Librarian
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Lisa O’Connor
Associate Professor and Chair, Library & Information Studies
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is a refereed journal covering the business information needs of special libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries, as well as information services and centers outside of the traditional library setting. The journal is international in scope, reflecting the multinational and international scope of the business community today. The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. Aside from articles, this journal offers valuable statistical and meeting reports, literature and media reviews, Web site reviews, and interviews.