Sunday, June 08, 2014

Reference Services Review Call for Papers for Theme Issue on Entrepreneurship

Reference Services Review Call for Papers for Theme Issue on Entrepreneurship

Reference Services Review (RSR) is seeking authors to write on the theme of entrepreneurship. The theme issue - - Volume 43 No 1, will be published in February 2015. Completed manuscripts will be due by December 1, 2014. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on major and/or minor revisions in October/November 2014.

The journal is pre-published through Emerald EarlyCite and issues are made available before the official publication date. More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at:

Theme Issue Focus
·         The information, reference and research needs of today's entrepreneurs, including, for example, youth entrepreneurs; minority entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship in higher education (student and faculty developers etc.); global entrepreneurship; internet entrepreneurship; and social entrepreneurship;
·         Best practices for service design/delivery to meet the needs of student and faculty developers as well as entrepreneurs in our communities,
·         Case studies with a focus on academic library support for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying entrepreneurship, involved in applied learning experiences in this area, etc. ;
·         Case studies with a focus on academic library support for entrepreneurs in our communities - - case studies, best practices, creating an entrepreneur-friendly public library etc.
·         The entrepreneurial imperative - -opportunities for libraries and librarians;
·         The librarian as entrepreneur;
·         The knowledge entrepreneur;
·         Making the case for "thinking" libraries and librarians when talking about entrepreneurship; and/or
·         Literature review

Submissions Proposals, abstracts or inquiries to:

Louise Feldmann

Business Librarian/Associate Professor

Colorado State University Libraries<>

Beth Kaylor

Coordinator of Business, Entrepreneurship and Government Information Research Services
William Madison Randall Library

Reference Services Review
Reference Services Review (RSR) is a quarterly, refereed, international journal dedicated to the enrichment of reference knowledge and the advancement of reference and library user services.

RSR covers all aspects of reference and library user services, including reference, instruction, and user service design, delivery, management and assessment;  marketing and communication; user populations; electronic services; virtual reference services; cooperative reference services; existing and emerging technologies and their intersection with service design and delivery; service forecasting; standards, guidelines and best practices;  performance of reference and user services providers; and professional competencies for reference and user services librarians.

RSR prepares its readers to understand key trends and to respond to critical challenges affecting reference functions, instructional services and the information needs of library users.  RSR contributors draw on current research and practice; their own considerable expertise, experience and perspectives; and the expertise of their home communities to identify issues, practices and technologies that are relevant to service design, delivery, management and assessment.

RSR articles include research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, case studies, literature reviews, and reviews of previously published research on a wide number of topics. Commentary, including point/counterpoint articles, is also welcome. Mini theme and theme issues support the more detailed exploration of topics. A diverse mix of authors and contributors enhance the journal's value, as does an international team of editorial advisors.

Journal information can be found at

Information for authors can be found at

Sarah Barbara Watstein
University Librarian
William Madison Randall Library
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5616