Lavoris Martin, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, United States
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: April 21, 2021
Full Chapters Due: August 19, 2021
Submission Date: August 19, 2021
The public has often viewed libraries as book and document repositories with the responsibility of helping or retrieving these resources for their patrons. However, libraries are an oasis that is resourceful and multidimensional. Libraries, librarians, and library staff have always served within the blueprint of student success. Libraries are providing in person and online access points for the university community. Universities have long been the setting for teacher preparation, life skills, and workplace development, with the library in the background providing essential resources for education programs. Library's primary mission is to remove physical barriers to resources and to facilitate learning and research. Libraries increasingly introduce new technology and resources as they become available. Initiatives include providing safe spaces for studying, collaboration, laptop checkouts, Wi-Fi, hot spots, resource guides, open education resources (OER) and course reserves, information literacy, and other services with 24/7 access. The essential question this book aims to address is what role do librarians and libraries play in education preparation and examination success? This book will highlight the different roles libraries play in education preparatory programs and how collaborative efforts can better serve educational programs. Librarians are information professionals who serve as instructors, consultants, supervisors, activists, mentors, and advocates. Librarians and libraries support staff today perform a multitude of tasks to provide robust functionality to higher education with an emphasis on the preparation of educators. This book will examine the multifaceted librarian to gain an understanding and perspective of the practice of librarians in teacher education preparation as libraries continue to navigate an era of technology and digital scholarship. Preference will be given to submissions that demonstrate librarians' and libraries' role in teacher education preparation and research that examine successful completion of Praxis and other licensing requirements, initiatives of best practices for supporting educational preparatory programs, practices for supporting education students, and collaborative initiatives amongst libraries and teacher education programs.
This book aims to provide relevant practices and trends in education preparatory programs successful preparation of teachers from the librarian perspective but also from an educational perspective, specifically examining what resources the educational programs are using to prepare their preservice teachers and to determine if there is any collaboration between the library and education preparatory programs. Moreover, the book investigates what resources education programs are using for exam preparation, collaborative efforts with libraries. Further examines how libraries can better serve the education programs to help more prospective teachers be successful in passing required exams and licensing requirements for their program—for example, focusing more on the resources and support that are provided for teacher preparation, exam preparation, and library resources available to aid in this effort, including post-COVID-19 support and challenges to resources caused by the pandemic.
The target audience of this book will be composed of educators, professionals, librarians, and researchers working in the field of information and library science and education in various disciplines, e.g., library, education, computer science, information technology, adult education, and information and communication sciences. The book will provide
support and insights for practitioners, teacher educators, researchers, education preparatory programs, librarians, and libraries concerned with the successful preparation of prospective educators and the successful licensing and exam preparation.
• Partnerships between libraries and education preparatory programs • Librarianship and information science in the classroom • How information professionals bring creativity into the profession including classrooms, reference, research, consultations, etc. • Licensing • Examinations • Praxis • Assessment • Education Preparatory Programs • Instructional Collaborations • Librarian relationships and collaborate with faculty • Library and librarian’s role in higher education • Instructional designers, and others to instruct distance and online students? • Library resources / Research guides • Innovative ways libraries support educational programs • Teaching and learning experiences • Post-COVID-19 support and challenges to resources • Education accreditation, quality, and assessment • The changing role of the library • Interdisciplinary nature of librarianship • Digital tools for educator preparatory programs • Learning space • Information Literacy programs to support Praxis outcomes • Library programs to support education • Technology adoption for education support • Engagement & Outreach • Pedagogy/Andragogy • Professional Tips for Instructor and Librarians Instructional Practices • Technology tools for creating instruction • Tutorials/Asynchronous Instruction for Examination Preparation • Open access resources • Publicly available education resources • Library Incorporating data into classroom • New instructional techniques • Building liaison relationships and instruction programs • Distance/Online learning • Workshops and collaborative sessions • Instruction, support, and cooperation
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 21, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 5, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 19, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Examining Resources and Collaborating with Libraries for Education Preparatory Programs. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.
April 21, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 5, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
August 19, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
October 17, 2021: Review Results Returned
November 28, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
December 12, 2021: Final Chapter Submission
Associate Librarian Emeritus
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Business and Management