Friday, October 27, 2006

CFP: Communications in Information Literacy (New Journal)

CFP: Communications in Information Literacy (New Journal)

Submission deadline for inclusion in Spring 2007 inaugural issue:
February 1, 2007. (Authors are encouraged to submit papers at any time, however, as submissions are accepted throughout the year.)

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Communications in Information Literacy (CIL). CIL is a new, independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory, and research in the area of information literacy. The journal is committed to the
principles of information literacy as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Additionally, CIL is committed to the principles of open access for academic research.

The editors of CIL are now accepting manuscripts for review. This is an excellent opportunity for prospective authors to get in early on an exciting new journal enterprise.

CIL seeks manuscripts on subject matter of interest to professionals in the area of higher education who are committed to advancing information literacy. Manuscripts may be theoretical, research-based, or of a practical nature. Some suggested topics include, but are by no means limited to:

" Definitions and standards for IL
" Pedagogies and learning theories
" Assessment
" Developing an IL strategy within your institution
" Designing an IL program
" Lesson planning
" Classroom instruction
" Online instruction
" Instructional competencies

It is recommended that prospective authors query the CIL editors before submitting their works, but it is not necessary. Prospective authors may query the Editors-in-Chief at:

CIL will be published twice annually, with spring and fall issues, and with many articles being published in advance of the journal as they complete the review process. This ensures timely publication of all new material.

Thank you for your interest in Communications in Information Literacy!

Chris Hollister and Stewart Brower, Editors-in-Chief

Christopher Hollister
Information Literacy Librarian
Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library
112 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-2944, ext. 267
Fax: (716) 645-3067