Monday, October 30, 2017

CFP: The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries (Book Chapters)

The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries
Call for Proposals
Editor:  Joan Ruelle

AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative and George Kuh’s High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) are widely recognized as activities that promote student engagement, student retention, and positive student learning outcomes.  This edited volume will provide case studies, examples, and discussion of how academic libraries can create successful partnerships to contribute to the integration of high-impact practices on their campuses.  The collection, tentatively titled The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries, will introduce librarians to high-impact educational practices as well as present case studies of how these practices are currently being implemented in academic libraries. The book will be published in 2019.
The editor will co-author an introductory/overview chapter that contextualizes high-impact practices in higher education, explain the growth of this framework for assessing the success of student learning, and make the case for library engagement with this framework lest the profession be left behind or sidelined by this important pedagogical trend.  A closing chapter will discuss the high-impact practices and library opportunities from an institutional perspective. Additional chapters will address each of the high-impact practices through the lens of library partnerships, contributions and opportunities.  Each chapter will provide case study examples, as well as examples or suggestions of outcomes assessment to inspire stronger library connection to the practice on their campus.

To this end, we invite proposals for chapters on library engagement with the following high-impact educational practices:
·        Internships
·        Capstone Courses and Projects
·        Undergraduate Research
·        Collaborative Assignments and Projects

We anticipate that the audience for this book will include librarians and LIS faculty who seek to gain an enhanced understanding of high-impact practices to support partnerships, teaching librarians who will find additional opportunities to partner and develop library-based student learning outcomes within the context of these practices, and assessment librarians and library administrators seeking to better demonstrate library contributions to institutional value. Beginners can learn about HIPs through this collection, and those already familiar with the framework will find examples to inspire incorporation of HIPs as an additional way to articulate library value on their own campus.

The schedule outlines chapter development, through an iterative process.
  • Expression of possible interest (brief email to: by November 17, 2017).
  • 500-word proposals due by December 15, 2017.
  • First draft of full chapter by April 15, 2018. The length of the chapter section should be approximately 5,000 words and should be written in English.
  • Revised chapters by August 17, 2018.
  • The final manuscript submission is scheduled for December 2018.

Proposal format:  Please send a brief email expressing possible interest to: by November 17, 2017. Then, by December 15, 2017, submit a 500-word (maximum) proposal summarizing the following:  The high-impact practice on which you will focus; what (if any) research or documentation exists about this practice in the context of libraries; a case study of library connection to this practice (from your own campus or drawn from multiple); opportunities for library collaboration related to the practice; and examples or suggestions for outcomes assessment related to library collaboration on the practice. Proposals and manuscripts should follow Chicago Manual of Style. Include author(s)’ names and contact information (not included in the 500-word limit). Submit your proposal by December 15, 2017 to with the subject line: “The Engaged Library Proposal.”